Has been ac­cused of rape

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The for­mer ‘Glee’ ac­tor - who is cur­rently await­ing trial on child pornog­ra­phy charges - al­legedly forced him­self on a wo­man he had been dat­ing “for a few months” al­most four years ago af­ter she changed her mind about want­ing sex. Ac­cord­ing to TMZ, the 22-year-old al­leged vic­tim filed a po­lice re­port in April this year, and the Los An­ge­les County District At­tor­ney are de­cid­ing whether to file charges against him. The wo­man re­port­edly claimed in the po­lice re­port they had en­tered a room to have sex but she then changed her mind and said “I can’t do this”, and the 34-year-old star re­fused to stop. The dis­graced ac­tor has de­nied both child pornog­ra­phy charges and is cur­rently on $150,000 bail await­ing trial. He has been or­dered to stay at least 100 feet away from schools, parks, ar­cades and many other places of that sort, while his pass­port has been sur­ren­dered and any de­vices that can con­nect to the in­ter­net have to be ap­proved by the au­thor­i­ties. The court also in­structed Salling to wear a GPS de­vice so he can be lo­cated at any time. Mean­while, it was pre­vi­ously re­vealed that the ac­tor was cut from ‘Gods and Se­crets’ af­ter he was in­dicted on the child pornog­ra­phy charges. Di­rec­tor Adi Shankar said in a state­ment: “‘Gods and Se­crets’ will be mov­ing for­ward with­out Mark Salling. He has been cut from the mini-series, I will per­son­ally be pay­ing for the reshoots, and I hope that Mark finds in­ner peace. Fur­ther­more, a per­cent­age of profits from the pro­ject will go to a char­ity for abused chil­dren. “Hope­fully some good will come of all of this and I pray that when the dust has set­tled, the hy­per-con­nec­tiv­ity of the in­for­ma­tion age that has brought to light the trans­gres­sions of sev­eral pub­lic fig­ures, will also force us to look within our so­ci­ety to iden­tify and elim­i­nate the root cause of the rape cul­ture we ex­ist in.”

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