Just four months after being charged with sexually assaulting four women, Hollywood producer David Guillod was arrested on October 28 in connection with another sexual assault in Sherman Oaks, California. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, a Jane Doe reported being raped by Guillod during an evening meeting on October 21, and he was arrested the next week without incident. He remains in custody, held on five million dollars bail.
The New York Times reports that, at the time of the arrest, Guillod was out on bail and facing 11 felony counts of sex assault stemming from an arrest in June. The movie producer is accused of sexually assaulting four women – all while unconscious – as well as drugging and kidnapping one of them. Authorities report the alleged attacks took place in May 2012, December 2014 and January 2015.
Guillod was free on one million dollars bail when he allegedly committed this latest sexual assault, and has pleaded not guilty to all charges. If convicted of the current charges against him, Guillod can face 21 years to life in prison.
Best known for his films like “Extraction,” “Atomic Blonde,” and “The Intruder,” Guillod left his talent agency Primary Wave Entertainment in 2017 after actress Jessica Barth accused him of drugging and sexually assaulting her after a dinner party.
In the news release about his arrest, the LAPD say they believe there are more of Guillod’s victims out there. They encourage any victims to come forward, as well as anyone with any information about the previous incidents. Calls can be directed to the Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery-Homicide Division detectives at 213-486-6910. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).
Hollywood’s sexual assault problem
The past few years have seen a reckoning with sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry. Common complaints and allegations we hear from clients in the entertainment industry include:
- Hostile work environments, when a job becomes intolerable due to conduct like sexual advances, sexually offensive jokes and remarks, and other types of harassment.
- “Quid pro quo” harassment, when an industry insider with power offers an advantage or role in exchange for sexual favors. This is one of the most common forms of sexual harassment in entertainment, and many young actors and actresses are victimized by quid pro quo predators.
- Sexual assault, when one person touches another without consent. Sexual assault is against the law, so ensure you contact law enforcement as well as an attorney if you are assaulted.
- Wrongful termination, when a victim of assault or harassment reports the incident and loses their job. When someone is fired or punished as a direct result of reporting harassment, they may have a claim for wrongful termination or retaliation.
The sexual assault and harassment attorneys at Taylor & Ring also urge any victims of predatory industry insiders to come forward. We are dedicated to securing justice and closure for survivors of sex crimes. To arrange a consultation with a Los Angeles attorney, call our team today at 310-776-6390, or fill out our contact form.
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