- The incident would have occurred while the actor was filming the fifth installment of “Fast and Furious”
The American actor and producer has been sued this week by his former assistant Asta Jonasson for allegedly creating a hostile work environment and sexually attacking her 13 years ago, during one of the filming of the acclaimed “Fast and Furious” franchise.
The lawsuit in question was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and exposed an incident dated 2010. According to documents that TMZ has disclosed, Jonasson was hired by the production company One Race Films, owned by Diesel, to be his assistant while filming the fifth installment of “Fast and Furious” in Georgia. The woman maintains that Diesel subjected her to a humiliating situation in a hotel suite.
“Her first task was to immediately travel to work at the location where ‘Fast Five’ was filmed,” adds the text obtained by AFP, which details the responsibilities of the then assistant “including maintaining close physical proximity to Vin Diesel during parties when his girlfriend “He was not present for a long time (…) which could give him an alibi if he was photographed with another woman.”
In the document, the complainant narrates how, while at the St. Regis in Atlanta, he was “entertaining several women in the Empire Suite of his luxury hotel.” When the last woman left, Asta had to remove the actor from the place to avoid the photographers.
However, Jonasson alleges that Diesel ignored his “clear statements of non-consent.”