Rape and sexual harassment : a producer hollywood target daccusations - The Point

David Guillod, 53 years old, a producer hollywood agent of the stars, went to the police voluntarily to be heard by the investigators, as reported this Monday,

Rape and sexual harassment : a producer hollywood target daccusations - The Point

David Guillod, 53 years old, a producer hollywood agent of the stars, went to the police voluntarily to be heard by the investigators, as reported this Monday, June 22, the lawyer of the man accused of sexual harassment or rape by three women.

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the producer of The films "the Atomic Blonde" (2017) and "Tyler Rake" (2020), was handed over to the authorities of Santa Barabara, California. He denies being guilty. According to the Los Angeles Times, he has been indicted for rape and sexual harassment, in any of the three circumstances distinct dating back to 2012. "David Guillod has been slandered for eight years without the opportunity to respond under oath to his accusers," said his lawyer, Philip Cohen, in a statement to Agence France-Presse. "He is eager to wash its name in an appropriate context ", he added.

The prosecutor's office of Santa Barbara, in charge of the case with prosecutors from the county of Los Angeles, did not immediately respond to requests from Agence France-Presse. David Guillod was first accused by actress Jessica Barth (in the casting of the film " Ted "), who claims that the producer had drugged and sexually assaulted at a meeting in 2012. The Los Angeles police department had investigated but closed the case two years later.

"We think that the pooling of these cases, and its timing suspicious"

In the wake of the anti-harassment MeToo, Jessica Barth had made public its charges, after a woman was contacted, she said, with a similar story. Two other women, anonymous, accuse the producer, including one of rape in December 2014, according to the Los Angeles Times. "We think that the pooling of these cases, and its timing is suspicious," said the lawyer of the producer. David Guillod had cooperated with the justice, and the e-mails and text messages " show a story very different than that which is told ", he said.

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Updated Date: 22 June 2020, 20:33

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