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David Guillod was charged on Monday with 11 felonies, including rape, by the County of Santa Barbara District Attorney’s Office.
Guillod was also charged with kidnapping to commit rape, and rape of a drugged victim, among other crimes. The alleged multiple attacks took place in May 2012, December 2014 and January 2015, according to authorities. Guillod was producer on such movies as Atomic Blonde and most recently, Netflix’s Extraction.
“Charges were filed after extensive investigations were conducted by the Santa Barbra County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles Police Department, while working in conjunction with the District Attorneys of Santa Barbara County and Los Angeles County,” the district attorney’s office said in a Monday afternoon statement.
Guillod turned himself in to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department on Monday morning. He remains in jail with bail set at $3 million, according to authorities. Should Guillod post the amount, the court has ordered a GPS monitor be a term and condition of his bail and that the he have no contact with the alleged victims. His arraignment date is yet to be determined.
Philip Cohen, Guillod’s lawyer, claimed in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter that his client was innocent.
“For the past eight years, Mr. Guillod has denied these allegations, and for the past eight years Mr. Guillod has fully cooperated with all aspects of law enforcement’s investigation,” Cohen said. “We find the unification of the cases filed through the Santa Barbara DA’s office and the timing suspicious. An overwhelming amount of evidence has been collected over the course of this investigation disputing these charges.”
Cohen continued, “DNA has come back negative in the Los Angeles case; percipient witnesses have come forward in support of Mr. Guillod’s account of events; and numerous text messages and emails obtained by the defense tell a story very different than that which is being alleged. Additionally, Mr. Guillod has passed five independent polygraph examinations. Mr. Guillod has been vilified for eight years without being afforded the opportunity to examine under oath his accusers. Justice is rarely swift and often does not come easy; but Mr. Guillod very much looks forward to clearing his name in the appropriate forum.”
The former Primary Wave Entertainment co-CEO resigned from the company in 2017 following sexual assault allegations. Ted actress Jessica Barth accused the manager-producer of drugging her at a dinner in 2012 and then sexually assaulting her. The actress said she took the incident to the LAPD but was threatened with a lawsuit by Guillod.
Guillod, whose clients included Gina Rodriguez, Paula Patton and Meagan Good, joined Primary Wave in 2015.
If convicted as charged, Guillod faces a potential sentence of 21 years to life in prison.
June 22, 3:40 p.m.: Updated with additional information from the district attorney’s office.
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