A Hollywood producer and expertise supervisor has been charged with a number of counts of rape, sexual assault and kidnap of 4 girls in California, prosecutors mentioned Monday.
David Guillod, an govt producer on “Atomic Blonde” and “Extraction,” is the newest Hollywood mogul to be swept up within the #MeToo motion, which led to Harvey Weinstein’s 23-year jail sentence for rape and sexual assault in March.
Guillod surrendered to police Monday morning in Santa Barbara, close to Los Angeles, accompanied by his lawyer.
He faces a complete of 11 felony expenses for the incidents spanning again to 2012, and a most sentence of 21 years to life in jail, Santa Barbara prosecutors mentioned.
Guillod, 53, denies all the fees, his lawyer mentioned.
“Mr Guillod has been vilified for eight years with out being afforded the chance to look at beneath oath his accusers,” mentioned Philip Cohen in a press release to AFP.
“Justice isn’t swift and sometimes doesn’t come simple; however Mr Guillod very a lot appears ahead to clearing his title within the applicable discussion board.”
Santa Barbara prosecutors didn’t title the accusers on the cost sheet.
Guillod has been publicly accused of sexual assault by “Ted” actress Jessica Barth, who mentioned the producer had drugged her throughout a 2012 assembly.
The case was investigated by Los Angeles police however closed two years later.
Barth went public with the allegation in 2017, within the wake of the #MeToo motion, and after one other actress reportedly contacted her with an analogous account.
Guillod stepped down as chief govt of Major Wave Leisure quickly after.
On Monday, he was charged with incidents involving three unnamed girls in Santa Barbara, and one in Los Angeles in 2012 that will probably be prosecuted in Santa Barbara.
An alleged kidnap and rape in Santa Barbara occurred in December 2014 at an organization wine nation retreat, the Los Angeles Occasions reported.
Guillod was charged additionally with the rape of two unconscious and intoxicated girls over a 48-hour interval in January 2015.
Cohen, the lawyer, mentioned Guillod had cooperated with legislation enforcement, and proof together with emails and textual content messages “inform a narrative very completely different than that which is being alleged.”
“We discover the unification of the circumstances filed by means of the Santa Barbara DA’s workplace and the timing suspicious,” he added.
A high-profile expertise supervisor, Guillod govt produced Charlize Theron’s “Atomic Blonde” in 2017, and this 12 months’s Netflix thriller “Extraction” starring Chris Hemsworth.
He remained in police custody Monday afternoon with bail set at $three million, the lawyer’s workplace mentioned.
The date for his arraignment has not but been set.
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