Ted actress Jessica Barth claims Atomic Blonde producer David Guillod drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2012 when he was working as her supervisor.
Barth detailed her accusations in a weblog put up final week however didn’t title Guillod as her abuser till Thursday, when she advised The Wrap she had gone to the LAPD with the accusations – for the second time.
The actress advised The Wrap she tried to press fees in 2012, however finally dropped the case when Guillod threatened to sue her. She stated she solely got here ahead now as a result of one other lady just lately reached out to her describing an analogous alleged incident with Guillod.
However the producer’s legal professional advised The Wrap that the case was dropped again in 2012 due to lack of proof. “This allegation was initially made 5 years in the past and was totally investigated by LAPD at the moment,” stated his legal professional, Thomas M. Ferlauto.
“Witnesses have been interviewed whose model of occasions belied and fully contradicted Ms. Barth’s and LAPD decided the costs to be unfounded. No prison or civil case was ever introduced towards Mr. Guillod,” he added.
Guillod didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.
Barth advised The Wrap she has no information of witnesses who might need contradicted her assertion, and famous that she had her personal witness, her now-husband Danny Cusumano, who corroborated her story.
“Nothing was discovered to be unfounded. I simply stopped pursuing it as a result of he threatened to sue me,” Barth advised the web site. “I wasn’t in a spot emotionally or financially to take him on legally.”
The LAPD declined to remark, citing privateness, The Wrap reported.
In her weblog put up final week, Barth claimed that she blacked out throughout a dinner with a then-unnamed Guillod after having some wine. “The subsequent factor I keep in mind is waking up at residence with six hickeys on my neck,” she wrote.
“I used to be horrified. I used to be fully and completely confused and I used to be sick to my abdomen,” she added. “Via electronic mail, he tried to play it off as a foolish make-out session between associates. He despatched me message after message begging that we speak and letting me know the way upset he was and that he couldn’t sleep due to the pit in his abdomen.”
Barth claimed that Guillod had made undesirable sexual advances in the direction of her previous to the alleged incident, and that she solely agreed to go to the dinner as a result of one other lady, Survivor’s Regret actress Felisha Terrell, was in attendance.
Barth stated she instantly fired Guillon as her supervisor after the alleged assault.
Terrell, who remains to be managed by Guillod, gave a press release to The Wrap, saying, “There have been some inaccuracies within the story as I recollect it. If I felt these accusations have been 100 % true I’d not have remained a consumer. As a lady on this enterprise, I’m each supportive and impressed by girls talking their fact.”
After Barth revealed her weblog put up final week, which didn’t embrace Guillod’s title, she says a lady reached out to her claiming she had an analogous expertise. “She titled the e-mail along with his title. I instantly had shivers from head to toe,” Barth advised The Wrap. “The girl stated that she had an analogous expertise, which was horrific … She stated it was about three years in the past.” The girl reportedly declined to be recognized.
Barth has beforehand come ahead with accusations towards Harvey Weinstein, telling CNN the disgraced mogul propositioned her for intercourse in a lodge room in 2011.