"The Fast And The Furious" Rob Cohen accused of sexual violence – Variety

"Fast and the Furious director "Rob Cohen has been accused of sexual violence.

According to a report published on HuffPost on Saturday, Cohen would have sexually assaulted an unnamed victim – named Jane in the article to protect his anonymity – while he was unconscious. The reported assault occurred in 2015 after Cohen invited Jane to a work meeting in Manhattan to discuss collaboration on a television pilot.

HuffPost writes that Jane began to feel "blurry" after having dinner with Cohen but she still accompanied him to another bar because "she was excited about the career opportunity". The next thing she remembered is waking up naked with the "face in her horse and her" fingers inside her. "

HuffPost also reports that Jane sought treatment for sexual assault after meeting Cohen. Furthermore, two people close to Jane reportedly confirmed that she told them of the assault immediately after it happened.

Cohen's lawyer Martin Singer responded to the allegations in a 13-page letter to HuffPost.

"The proposed story is an outrageous defamatory coup, which claims extraordinarily offensive that my client has committed sexual misconduct, criminal offenses and other inappropriate behavior, which are vehemently disputed and denied by my client," wrote Singer. Singer also warned HuffPost to "publish this story in an attempt to feed the" Me Too "media frenzy with this healthy story."

Singer did not respond immediately variety of request for comment.

At the beginning of this year, Cohen faced similar accusations from his daughter Valkyrie Weather who accused him of molesting her when she was a child. Time has also accused Cohen of taking her to visit prostitutes in places of overseas shooting when he was a teenager. Cohen denied the charges.

Cohen is best known for his work as director of the first movie "Fast and the Furious" in 2001. He also directed "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor", which was released in 2008.

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