Three women have accused Hollywood producer David Guillod of rape, alleging they were drugged and woke up “covered in blood,” TheWrap reports.
Guillod, whose major work includes films such as Atomic Blonde and Ted, stepped down as the co-CEO of the Primary Wave entertainment company last week, after being accused of sexually assaulting actress Jessica Barth in 2012.
Now three more women have come forward to accuse him of rape, including an assistant who claims Guillod picked her up during a company retreat and raped her. Two other women claim they were drugged and woke up covered in blood.
“Consent was not possible. It was beyond that,” a former colleague of the victims told the outlet. “She just started bawling and was like, ‘I think I had sex.’ It was so clear that this had not been consensual.”
One of the women said she had spoken to the Los Angeles Police Department about the case, with authorities confirming there is an open investigation into the claims.
“Mr. Guillod is saddened by these false and malicious claims,” Guillod’s publicist said in a statement. “Especially the accusations made by an individual he dated and considered a friend. He thanks his friends, colleagues, clients and family for their continued support.”
Guillod’s attorney, Philip Kent Cohen, added: “Mr. Guillod denies any allegations of nonconsensual sex. His defense team has interviewed multiple witnesses that contradict these accusations and we are confident that his name will be cleared.”
The claims have also sparked concerns, TheWrap reports, that Guillod’s former company, Intellectual Artists Management, attempted to cover up a payment of $60,000 to one of his alleged victims. Any evidence of this could have seriously threatened the 2015 merger with Primary Wave Entertainment from taking place.
Primary Wave Entertainment saw one of its major clients, actress Gina Rodriguez, depart last week.
Guillod is now one in a long line of prominent Hollywood figures to be implicated in the ongoing sexual abuse scandal, which erupted following the emergence of sexual abuse claims against executive Harvey Weinstein. Other people accused of wrongdoing include actors Kevin Spacey, Ben Affleck, and Dustin Hoffman.
CORRECTION: This article has been updated to reflect that David Guillod’s former company is Intellectual Artists Management, not Primary Wave Entertainment. Also, an earlier version of this article stated that Mayim Bialik and Kristen Chenoweth left Primary Wave Entertainment. They have not.