Vin Diesel has been accused of sexual battery by his former assistant.
Based on court docket paperwork obtained by Self-importance Truthful, Diesel’s former assistant claimed that the actor assaulted her in 2010 whereas he was filming The Quick and the Livid sequel Quick 5. Us Weekly has reached out to Diesel, 56, for remark.
Asta Jonasson claimed in her lawsuit that she was employed by Diesel’s One Race firm to help the actor on location in Atlanta when he was filming Quick 5. Jonasson alleged that one night time she was requested to attend in Diesel’s resort suite. Upon his arrival, Diesel allegedly grabbed her wrists and “pulled her onto the mattress.” Jonasson pleaded with Diesel to cease, wrestled out of his grasp and waited by the door for him to go away.
Diesel allegedly approached Jonasson once more earlier than groping and kissing her chest.
“Ms. Jonasson was afraid to extra forcibly refuse her supervisor, understanding that getting him out of that room was each essential to her private security and job safety,” learn the court docket paperwork. “However this hope died when Vin Diesel dropped to his knees, pushed Ms. Jonasson’s gown up towards her waist, and molested her physique.”
Jonasson claimed she tried to “disassociate” from the assault to “keep away from angering” Diesel (born Mark Sinclair) out of worry for her job safety. Jonasson additional alleged that Diesel’s sister, Samantha Vincent, fired her a number of hours later.
Jonasson, who had solely been working for Diesel for 2 weeks, claimed that she had one other inappropriate encounter with an unnamed One Race supervisor days earlier than Diesel’s alleged assault. She claimed that the supervisor summoned her to his resort room and requested her to hitch him in mattress, however she refused.
Jonasson additionally accused Diesel of discrimination on the premise of intercourse/gender, intentional infliction of emotional misery, hostile work atmosphere, wrongful termination and retaliation. Moreover, she claimed that Diesel and his staff tried to cowl up the incident.
Diesel is finest recognized for enjoying Dominic Toretto within the Quick and Livid franchise, which launched its tenth installment in Might. He additionally serves as a producer on the movies alongside Vincent.
Diesel has been relationship longtime associate Paloma Jiménez since 2007. They share three kids: Hania, Vincent and Pauline.
If you happen to or somebody you already know has been sexually assaulted, contact the Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).