“Glee” star Mark Salling has been accused and is being sued for sexual battery, E! News reported on Jan. 18. According to a lawsuit filed on Jan. 18 in L.A. Superior Court, a woman claims Salling had unprotected sex with her despite her demands that he wear a condom.
"There is no truth to this," Salling's rep tells E! News. "We turn the rest over to Mark's attorneys and have no further comment."
In her complaint, Plaintiff Roxanne Gorzela states, in March 2011, she and Salling were engaging in "personal and intimate contact" when he "intentionally," and without her consent, had sex with her without a condom multiple times, even after she told him to wear a condom .
Following the sexual encounter, Gorzela allegedly became "overwhelmed with anxiety," worrying that she may have contracted a sexually transmitted disease. The lawsuit alleges further that Salling never never returned her phone calls or texts inquiring about the last time he was tested for STDs and, when she went to his house to ask him in person, he physically assaulted her.
In addition to sexual battery and assault and battery charges, Gorzela is alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence. Referring to the actor's conduct "willful, malicious and despicable," she says she has suffered "severe and substantial mental and emotional distress, humiliation, fear, apprehension, anxiety and anguish."
Gorzela is seeking general, special and punitive damages.
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