Vin Diesel Sued For Alleged Awful Assault, Will It Go To Court?

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Published

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Vin Diesel is being sued for alleged sexual assault and battery of his former assistant, Asta Jonasson. In the suit, Jonasson’s lawyers paint a disturbing picture of an incident that reportedly occurred in 2010 during the filming of Fast Five in Atlanta. According to the suit, Diesel sexually assaulted Jonasson and then forcibly masturbated in front of her while pinning her to a wall.

A Harrowing Scene

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According to the lawsuit, Jonasson claims that Vin Diesel brought her to his suite at the St. Regis Hotel.

The suit describes a harrowing scene where Diesel forced Jonasson onto his bed, groping her and touching her chest with his lips. He then tried to remove her underwear, but Jonasson screamed and managed to run to the bathroom for safety.

Further Allegations

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The allegations go further, asserting that Vin Diesel continued this alleged assault, pressing Jonasson against a wall and coercing her into unwanted contact.

The lawsuit claims that the assistant felt trapped and frightened, with the incident culminating in Diesel reportedly masturbating in front of her.

Following the interaction, the suit alleges Jonasson was fired by Samantha Vincent, Diesel’s sister and president of his company.

Emotional Toll

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The suit goes on to explain the emotional toll Vin Diesel’s assault had on Jonasson, not only affecting her mental health but leading her to question if it’s possible to have a successful career in Hollywood without being assaulted.

The lawsuit, filed under California’s Sexual Abuse and Cover Up Accountability Act, relies on a 2022 law that created a one-year window for certain suits outside the statute of limitations.

To qualify, the defendant must have attempted to cover up at least one prior sexual assault allegation. In this case, the suit suggests a connection between Jonasson’s firing and her resistance to Vin Diesel’s alleged sexual advances.

No Response To Requests

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Vin Diesel’s representatives have yet to respond to requests for comment, leaving the actor’s stance on the matter unclear. The severity of the allegations raises questions about the potential legal repercussions and whether Diesel will choose to contest the charges or seek a settlement.

Now, there are two options for what might happen next. Will the case proceed to court, subjecting Vin Diesel and Asta Jonasson to a public trial where the details of the alleged incident will be scrutinized?

Or, in light of the growing trend of celebrities opting for out-of-court settlements to mitigate damage to their public image, will Diesel choose to resolve the matter privately?

Broad Legal Scope

The lawsuit not only accuses Vin Diesel of sexual battery but also includes claims of gender discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, and negligent supervision.

These additional allegations broaden the scope of the legal battle, making the decision to settle or contest even more complex for Diesel.

Vin Diesel’s Future

Recently, Jonathan Majors went to trial for reckless assault and harassment. Hollywood was split in their reactions with some projects dropping the actor immediately upon allegation and others waiting until Majors was found guilty before letting him go.

Vin Diesel currently has six projects in the works, including Fast X: Part 2, which is in pre-production and has not begun filming. So far, no studios have spoken out about the allegations against the actor and it’s likely most will wait for a trial or settlement before deciding how to act.

Source: Vanity Fair