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Vin Diesel ‘Categorically Denies’ Former Assistant’s ‘Outlandish’ Sexual Battery Allegation

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Vin Diesel, attends the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project 2023 Block Party at Universal Studios Backlot on May 20, 2023 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/WireImage)

Fast X star Vin Diesel “categorically denies” the “outlandish” sexual battery allegations brought against him by his former assistant, Asta Jonasson, in a new civil lawsuit. 

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In her lawsuit, Asta, who works in the film and TV industry, claims Vin, whose real name is Mark Sinclair, groped her, forcibly kissed her, and pleasured himself in front of her in his St. Regis Hotel room in Atlanta.

Related: Vin Diesel Accused Of Sexual Assault In Lawsuit Filed By Former Assistant

Asta Jonasson was hired by Vin Diesel and his production company, One Race Productions, to be his assistant while he was filing Fast Five.

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The lawsuit also alleges the assault occurred on September 10, 2010, just one week after Asta was hired and she was fired the very next day in retaliation for resisting Vin’s advances. 

Jonasson is suing for sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. 

Bryan Freedman, an attorney for Vin Diesel made the following statement to Variety:

Let me be very clear: Vin Diesel categorically denies this claim in its entirety.

This is the first he has ever heard about this more than 13-year-old claim made by a purportedly nine-day employee. There is clear evidence which completely refutes these outlandish allegations.

Vin Diesel joins a growing list of high-profile celebrities who have been sued for sexual assault and/or sexual misconduct including Sean “Diddy” CombsJamie Foxx, Russel Brand, Axl Rose, Jimmy Iovine, and L.A. Reid.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to rainn.org.

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Source: Variety

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