Rob Cohen, the director behind 2002’s “The Fast and The Furious,” has been accused of sexual assault, in an article printed Saturday by HuffPost.
The HuffPost story says that 4 years in the past in 2015, then 28-year-old Jane — no final identify was used as a way to shield her id — was sexually assaulted after assembly with Cohen in New York to debate working collectively on a pilot for a TV present, which by no means got here to fruition.
“Cohen chose the cigar lounge where they met and ordered her a drink, even though she didn’t ask for one, Jane would later recall,” HuffPost wrote. “He then moved the meeting to a restaurant that happened to be situated right by the hotel where he was staying, ordered a carafe of wine and encouraged her to drink some more, she said.”
According to the HuffPost article, Jane mentioned she felt “fuzzy” after having dinner with Cohen, and him kissing her on the cheek. Despite pondering that was unusual, Jane mentioned she went to a different bar with Cohen. She informed HuffPost that she “needed the money and was excited about the career opportunity,” so she ignored him flirting together with her and feedback he made about his intercourse life.
The subsequent factor she informed HuffPost she remembered was waking up bare, Cohen’s face in her crotch and his fingers inside her, including that she had not consented to any of this. She mentioned she made her option to the toilet to vomit and stumbled again to the mattress. According to the article, Cohen then tried to penetrate her, however he stopped when she informed him to.
Cohen’s lawyer Martin Singer didn’t instantly reply to TheWrap’s request for remark, however in a 13-page letter to HuffPost he wrote: “The proposed Story is an outrageous defamatory hit piece, making extraordinarily offensive assertions that my client engaged in heinous sexual misconduct, criminal wrongdoing, and other inappropriate behavior, which are vehemently disputed and denied by my client.”
HuffPost wrote that medical information it reviewed confirmed that Jane “sought treatment for sexual assault after meeting with Cohen. Two people close to Jane confirmed that she told them about the assault both immediately after it happened and again about a year later.”
While confirming that Jane sought therapy for sexual assault after assembly with Cohen, the HuffPost story doesn’t say that she filed a report with regulation enforcement.
Jane is quoted or referenced a number of occasions within the story, saying that she didn’t need something from Cohen, nor was she searching for to be within the information. In reality, based on the HuffPost article, Jane solely got here ahead about her story after having examine Cohen’s daughter Valkyrie Weather, who accused Cohen of molesting her when she was 2 years previous. Cohen denies the accusation.
Jane and Weather knew one another by way of the challenge that Jane was meant to be collaborating on with Cohen. After Weather got here ahead with her story in February, she and Jane talked and Jane determined to speak to HuffPost in help of Weather, in the end deciding to go public together with her account.
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