According to a Saturday report in HuffPost, the accuser — given the name Jane to protect her identity — alleged that Cohen sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious. The alleged assault occurred in 2015 after Cohen invited the 28-year-old woman to a business meeting in Manhattan. The plan was for the two to discuss collaborating on a TV pilot.
HuffPost writes that the woman met with the director at a cigar lounge where she claims he ordered her a drink she did not ask for. After they moved the meeting to a restaurant next to the director’s hotel, she said he “encouraged her to drink some more.”
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By the end of the night, Jane said she began to feel “fuzzy.” At some point, she said she blacked out but remembers waking up naked in Cohen’s hotel room with his “face in her crotch and his fingers inside her.” She said she had not consented to having sex with the director.
Jane said she went to a clinic weeks later to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases. Medical records reviewed by HuffPost showed she sought treatment as a victim of sexual assault.
Cohen denied any wrongdoing in a 13-page letter from his attorney Martin Singer to the publication.
“The proposed Story is an outrageous defamatory hit piece, making extraordinarily offensive assertions that my client engaged in heinous sexual misconduct, criminal wrongdoing, and other inappropriate behavior, which are vehemently disputed and denied by my client,” Singer wrote.
According to Singer, Cohen also denies that Jane was unconscious in the director’s presence, and claims that Jane left immediately after the business meeting ended.
The attorney cautioned the website about “publishing this Story in an effort to feed the ‘Me Too’ media frenzy with this salacious Story.”
Earlier this year, Cohen’s daughter Valkyrie Weather accused him in a lengthy social media post of molesting her when she was a child. Weather additionally alleged in the post that Cohen had “raped at least one other woman in her sleep,” adding, “I know this because he would occasionally tell the story as an anecdote.”
Cohen told Deadline Saturday evening he is the victim of a “web of untruths and lies,” and vehemently denied all the allegations made against him by the TV project collaborator and his daughter.
“I have never assaulted, raped, drugged or molested anyone,” he said.
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