Fast and Furious actor, Vin Diesel accused of s*xual assault

Fast and Furious actor, Vin Diesel accused of s*xual assault

American actor, Vin Diesel, has been dragged to court by a former assistant over claims of sexual battery which allegedly occurred in 2010.

According to documents acquired by Variety, Asta Jonasson, the plaintiff, reported that the distressing incident took place during her employment with Diesel on the set of “Fast Five” in Atlanta.

As per Jonasson’s account, Diesel extended an invitation for her to enter his suite at the Regis Hotel, where he allegedly compelled her onto his bed. When she attempted to leave, Jonasson asserted that the actor prevented her exit, pressed her against the wall, and proceeded to touch her inappropriately despite her continuous pleas for him to cease.

The reported assault persisted as the Fast and Furious star purportedly compelled her to touch his private areas. Feeling trapped and unable to break free.

Jonasson recounted that she resorted to closing her eyes, fearing the potential wrath of Diesel if she rejected him. She attempted to dissociate herself from the situation, desperately hoping that the assault would come to an end.

In addition to the accusation of sexual battery, Jonasson is pursuing legal action for wrongful termination, claiming that she was allegedly dismissed by Diesel’s company mere hours after the incident.

The filed documents state, in part,

“It was clear to her that she was being fired because she was no longer useful — Vin Diesel had used her to fulfil his sexual desires and she had resisted his sexual assaults.

“Ms. Jonasson felt like she was a piece of trash to be discarded. Ms. Jonasson felt helpless, her self-esteem was demolished, and she questioned her skills and whether a successful career would require her to trade her body for advancement.”

The suit was filed in California under the state’s  Sexual Abuse and Cover-Up Accountability Act. Enacted in 2022, the legislation provides a one-year window for sexual assault survivors to file suits even when such cases have exceeded the statute of limitations.

A comparable statute in New York led to multiple lawsuits against various celebrities and politicians for sexual assault. Notable individuals named in these suits include the former President of the United States, Donald Trump, as well as the rapper and entertainment mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and the actor Jamie Foxx.

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