The Entourage star has spoken out after a dressing up designer got here ahead with claims that he sexually assaulted her at a wrap social gathering in 2005.
On Wednesday, Gracie Cox’s story was printed by The Daily Beast. She claimed that the actor cornered her throughout an occasion on the Butter lounge in New York City to have fun his directorial debut, The Gardener of Eden.
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Cox, a South Carolina native who now works as a therapist for youngsters, alleged that whereas the 46-year-outdated had been “mildly flirtatious” along with her on set, she “laughed it off” and didn’t suppose a lot of it on the time. But Connolly’s habits escalated at a celebration when the 2 had been away from the gang, based on Gracie, who was 29 on the time.
[Warning: Description of sexual assault.]
She instructed the publication:
“We were at the party and I don’t think I’d been there for more than an hour or so when Kevin approached me and asked if I’d go with him for a smoke… He led me down a hall to what I guess was the VIP lounge area. As soon as we were alone in that area, he started to kiss me. I didn’t know how to respond — but before I could even think about what to do about it, he pulled me into one of these little side [booths], and pulled down my pants, and turned me around, and within no time was inside of me. I was just in shock.”
Cox claimed that the actor, who was not carrying a condom, then threw a pillow at her after he completed and instructed her to “clean” herself up.
“He then told me that he was going to leave and to wait a few minutes, because he didn’t want anyone to see us together.”
Hours after the article was printed, the He’s Just Not That Into actor, who has not been charged within the alleged assault, responded to the claims in a press release issued by his lawyer Marty Singer. Unsurprisingly, he “adamantly denies” assaulting Cox whereas chalking the encounter as much as a “lack of professionalism” on his half.
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The assertion learn:
“Kevin strongly supports victims of sexual assault and believes their claims should always be heard. As someone who has worked in this industry for four decades, he has treated people with nothing but respect and has maintained a stellar reputation. Therefore, he was completely shocked to learn of the allegations made by Gracie Cox from a wrap party in 2005. Kevin acknowledges the lack of professionalism on his part, but he adamantly denies that it was anything other than a mutual consensual encounter.”
Gracie, for her half, stated she regrets not getting a rape package carried out after the alleged incident, however didn’t file a report as a result of she was involved about her future within the trade on the time. The report states that she since reached out to lawyer Gloria Allred for assist, however was turned away as a result of the statute of limitations had handed.
She stated she’s now not frightened of telling her facet of the story and needs it to be identified that Connolly is “dangerous.”