Rob Cohen, director of The Fast and the Furious and xXx, has been accused of sexual assault. As The Huffington Post reports, an anonymous woman has come forward and claimed that Cohen assaulted her in 2015 after a business meeting during which the pair discussed a television show they were working on. She alleges that, at some point during their meeting, she became unconscious and later found herself regaining consciousness while Cohen was sexually assaulting her.
The Huffington Post has confirmed that the woman sought medical attention for sexual assault after the date of the assault, and confided in others about the assault. In response to the report, Cohen’s lawyer has denied any wrongdoing on behalf of the director, calling the allegations an “outrageous defamatory hit piece.” With 2001’s The Fast and the Furious, Cohen kick-started one of the biggest film franchises of all time. Cohen’s film grossed over $200 million on a $38 million budget, and the 9-film franchise has now grossed over $5 billion. Read the full Huffington Post article here.