Hollywood producer, David Guillod charged with 11 sex crimes, including rape and kidnapping of four women

A Hollywood producer and talent manager has been charged with multiple counts of rape, sexual assault and kidnap of four women in California, prosecutors said Monday.

David Guillod, an executive producer on ‘Atomic Blonde’ and ‘Extraction,’ is the latest Hollywood mogul to be swept up in the #MeToo movement, which led to Harvey Weinstein’s 23-year jail sentence for rape and sexual assault in March.

Guillod surrendered to authorities in Santa Barbara County on Monday after a three-year investigation culminated in him being charged with the rape or sexual assault of four women.

The charges stem from alleged encounters in 2012, 2014 and 2015 with four unidentified women accusers, ranging in age from 27 to 41, in Los Angeles County and in Santa Barbara County, according to the complaint filed by Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley.

He faces a total of 11 felony charges for the incidents spanning back to 2012, and a maximum sentence of 21 years to life in prison, Santa Barbara prosecutors said.

“Charges were filed after extensive investigations were conducted by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles Police Department, while working in conjunction with the District Attorneys of Santa Barbara County and Los Angeles County,” Dudley’s statement said.

“After reviewing all the evidence, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney requested jurisdiction from the District Attorney of Los Angeles to prosecute Counts 4-11 in Santa Barbara.”

His attorney, Philip K. Cohen said in ‘a statement that Guillod maintains his innocence, and that he has evidence contradicting the allegations.

 

“Mr. Guillod has been vilified for eight years without being afforded the opportunity to examine under oath his accusers,” his statement said. “Justice is rarely swift and often does not come easy; but Mr. Guillod very much looks forward to clearing his name in the appropriate forum.”

 

Guillod was charged with four counts in connection with the first alleged encounter, on May 21, 2012, in Los Angeles County, in which he is accused of sexual penetration of an unconscious or unaware victim, sexual penetration of a drugged victim, oral copulation of an intoxicated victim, and oral copulation of an unconscious or unaware victim.

 

In the second alleged encounter on December 14, 2014, in Santa Barbara County, he faces three charges, including kidnapping for rape, rape of a drugged victim, and rape of an unconscious person.

 

In the third alleged encounter, between Jan. 30 and Jan. 31, 2015, in Los Angeles County, he is charged with rape of a drugged person and rape of an unconscious person.

 

In the fourth alleged encounter, also between Jan. 30 and Jan. 31, 2015, in Los Angeles County, he is charged with rape of a drugged person and rape of an unconscious person.

 

The date for his arraignment has not yet been set.

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