‘Fast And The Furious’ director Rob Cohen has denied allegations of sexual assault made against him by his own daughter.
Valkyrie Weather, Cohen’s eldest daughter, accused her father of raping her when she was a child in a post published on Facebook.
“When I was very young, Rob used my body for his own sexual gratification,” the 32-year-old transgender woman, who was born Kyle Cohen, wrote. “My mother witnessed one of the assaults when I was between two and two and a half years old, and has since confirmed what she saw.”
Weather alleged that Cohen had taken her to see sex workers in Thailand and the Czech Republic when she was between 13 and 14 years old. She also claimed that he had “raped at least one other woman” in her sleep. “I know this because he would occasionally tell the story as an anecdote,” she wrote.
Cohen denied the claims in a statement. “Knowing that it is categorically untrue is painful enough,” he wrote. “Having to write this and saying that my kid is not telling the truth is heart wrenching.”
He continued: “When Valkyrie’s (Kyle at the time) mom and I were getting divorced, she accused me during the custody court proceedings of many things, including a similar accusation to this one. After a very long trial, the court appointed psychiatrist awarded me full custody, in spite of these false accusations. Subsequently, my ex-wife appealed, and after another lengthy trial, I was awarded full custody once again. At this point Kyle was about 14 years old, and when asked about his preference on which parent to live with, he chose me.”
By Damilola Faustino
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