A woman identified as Jane has alleged that Fast and Furious director, Rob Cohen, sexually assaulted her.
According to The Huffington Post, Jane said Cohen had invited her to a business meeting at a cigar lounge in Manhattan, the year 2015. She says she lost consciousness while dining with Cohen and later regained consciousness to find herself in Cohen’s hotel room as the director sexually assaulted her.
This is not the first time Cohen is in the middle of a sexual assault scandal.
In February, Cohen’s transgender daughter, Valkyerie Weather had accused her father of sexually abusing her as a child. She claimed that he molested her as a child and took her on overseas filming trips that involved visiting sex workers- Cohen denied this.
Jane says she only got her courage to open up now after seeing the Harvey Weinstein case and Cohen’s daughter’s allegation.
Cohen’s lawyer Martin Singer responded to the accusations, writing to HuffPost in a 13-page letter. “The proposed Story is an outrageous defamatory hit piece, making extraordinarily offensive assertions that my client engaged in heinous sexual misconduct, criminal wrongdoing, and other inappropriate behavior, which are vehemently disputed and denied by my client,” said Singer, who also represented Bill Cosby.
Cohen has also released a report denying both allegations.
“This is very painful,” he wrote. “I have to live with the fact that my daughter, previously my son, had decided to wage a war against me. She is using her mother, which I’ve had a very bitter divorce from, and a transgender friend whom I never would have met if it weren’t for my daughter’s suggestion and request. A friend whom I knew to be a transgender, before my son told me that he is, to try and write a TV show with a transgender as the hero.”
Cohen went on to say, “I have never assaulted, raped, drugged or molested anyone. I have never belonged to any cigar club, and certainly was never there with “Jane.” (Out of restraint, I won’t reveal her real name). This hateful campaign that my daughter is waging against me, and by her own admission only affirmed by her mother, is why this is happening to me. This is the same mother that the court has awarded sole custody to me over twice, even though I was a single father at the time. We all know family courts don’t award sole custody to a person who molests their children. My daughter wants to destroy me.”
By Tobee Awosika