Vin Diesel has denied a sexual assault claim made by his former assistant, Asta Jonasson, during the filming of “Fast Five” in 2010.
The lawsuit alleges that Diesel assaulted Jonasson in his hotel suite, leading to her termination after just two weeks on the job.
Jonasson’s legal representation contends that they aim to hold Diesel and those involved accountable, citing the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements as inspiration for seeking justice. (Trending: Joe Biden Emailed Hunter’s Business Associates 54 Times)
“We are proud to represent Ms. Jonasson and hold accountable Vin Diesel and those who allowed and covered up his sexual assault,” firm Greenberg Gross stated.
“The law exists to protect those who have been wronged, no matter how powerful or famous the defendant is,” he said. “Sexual harassment in the workplace will never stop if powerful men are protected from accountability.”
Diesel’s lawyer has vehemently refuted the allegations, stating there is clear evidence to refute them entirely.
“This is the first he has ever heard about this more than 13-year-old claim made by a purportedly 9-day employee,” Freedman stated.
“There is clear evidence which completely refutes these outlandish allegations.”