A former assistant of Vin Diesel has filed a lawsuit accusing the actor of sexual battery during the filming of “Fast Five.”
Asta Jonasson claimed she was assaulted and wrongfully terminated by Diesel’s production company after the incident.
Allegations include forcible touching and non-consensual sexual advances by Diesel. (Trending: Prominent LGBTQ Activist Arrested Over Disturbing Charges)
According to the lawsuit, Diesel “forcibly grabbed Ms. Jonasson, groped her breasts, and kissed her” at a hotel.
“Vin Diesel ignored Ms. Jonasson’s clear statements of non-consent to his sexual assaults,” the lawsuit alleged.
“We are proud to represent Ms. Jonasson and hold accountable Vin Diesel and those who allowed and covered up his sexual assault,” said Claire-Lise Kutlay of Greenberg Gross.
“The law exists to protect those who have been wronged, no matter how powerful or famous the defendant is,” she continued.
Adding, “Sexual harassment in the workplace will never stop if powerful men are protected from accountability.”
“Vin Diesel forcibly grabbed Ms. Jonasson, groped her breasts, and kissed her,” after other guests the hotel suite, according to the lawsuit.
Jonasson also claimed, Diesel “pinned her against the wall with his body and grabbed Ms. Jonasson’s hand and placed it on his erect penis.”
“Disgusted by being forced to touch his penis, Ms. Jonasson instantaneously withdrew her hand and again verbally refused him,” alleges the lawsuit
She claimed Diesel “ignored Ms. Jonasson’s pleas” and “began to masturbate” while holding her against the wall.
Jonasson’s legal representation emphasized the importance of holding Diesel and those involved accountable, stating that the law exists to protect those wronged, regardless of the defendant’s fame or power.
According to the lawsuit, after Jonasson reported the incident, “Rather than take any actions to protect Ms. Jonasson from further sexual assaults or punish Vin Diesel for his egregious actions, Vincent stated that One Race no longer needed ‘any extra help’ and terminated Ms. Jonasson’s employment.”
“The message was clear. Ms. Jonasson was fired for courageously resisting Vin Diesel’s sexual assault, Vin Diesel would be protected, and his sexual assault covered up,” the suit continued.
The lawsuit seeks damages for lost wages, emotional distress, and both “punitive and exemplary damages in an amount sufficient to punish Defendants, and to make an example of and deter Defendants from engaging in such conduct in the future.”
Diesel’s representatives have not yet responded to the allegations.
A former assistant of Vin Diesel is suing the actor for sexual battery, alleging in a suit filed Thursday in Los Angeles she was assaulted while working on the “Fast Five” film.
Asta Jonasson accused Diesel, his sister Samantha Vincent and their One Race Productions of discrimination and wrongful termination for firing her only after the alleged sexual assault took place, according to documents obtained by Fox News Digital.
Jonasson is seeking damages for lost wages and emotional distress, in addition to