'Fast And Furious' Filmmaker Rob Cohen Accused Of Sexual Assault

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'Fast and Furious' filmmaker Rob Cohen has been accused of sexual assault in an incident which dates back to 2015. Yet the director has denied such charges.

Written By Tanima Ray | Mumbai | Updated On:
Rob Cohen

As per the reports in a UK publication, 'Fast and Furious' director Rob Cohen has been accused of sexual assault which allegedly happened in 2015. The accuser alleged that Cohen has sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious. She said that the filmmaker invited the 28-year-old woman to a business meeting in Manhattan to discuss collaborating on a TV pilot and that is when the assault occurred. Cohen, on the other hand, dismissed the charges.

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The alleged assault

The media reports mention the girl saying that she met with the director at a cigar lounge where she claimed that he ordered her a drink which she was not comfortable with. After they moved the meeting to a restaurant next to his hotel, she said he "encouraged her to drink some more". It was then when she started to feel uneasy, she explained. Gradually at a point, she blacked out and fell unconscious and later woke up to find herself in Cohen's bed in a very objectionable position, bare-bodied.  She alleged that she never consented to get physical with the director. The accuser's medical records also show that she sought treatment as a victim of sexual assault cited the publication.

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Cohen denies allegations

With a 13-page letter from his attorney Martin Singer to the publication, Robert Cohen has denied his wrongdoing. The attorney said that the allegations are defamatory and offensive. He also said that the statements are heinous and disputed. Cohen also denied that the woman was unconscious in the director's presence, and claims that she left immediately after the business meeting ended, according to Singer.

"The proposed Story is an outrageous defamatory hit piece, making extraordinarily offensive assertions that my client engaged in heinous sexual misconduct, criminal wrongdoing, and another inappropriate behavior, which are vehemently disputed and denied by my client," wrote the Singer.

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Previous allegations on Cohen

Robert has a been dragged into similar controversies earlier. Even Cohen's daughter Valkyrie Weather accused him of molestation when she was a child. Weather made her accusations public through a social media post. She also mentioned that Cohen was involved in simultaneous sexual acts in her presence. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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