A Hollywood producer, who has been part of such recent films as Netflix’s Extraction as well as the Charlize Theron action movie Atomic Blonde, has surrendered to Santa Barbara County authorities after being charged with 11 different sex crimes from incidents dating back to 2012.
David Guillod’s charges stem from three different alleged assaults which took place in 2012, 2014, and 2015. The charges against him include kidnap for rape and three counts of rape on unconscious person. Guillod’s spokesperson told Variety that he denies all the charges against him and looks forward to clearing his name. He’s being held on $3 million bail and could face 21 years to life in prison if convicted of all charges.
Only one of the charges took place in Santa Barbara County, the other two are from Los Angeles but an agreement between the two counties will see all three prosecuted in Santa Barbara.
In 2017, actress Jessica Barth, who co-starred in Seth MacFarlane’s Ted movies, accused Guillod of drugging and assaulting her. She took the case to the police at the time, and Guillod ended up resigning from his position as CEO of Primary Wave Entertainment. Barth retweeted the report of Guillod’s arrest, posed by the organization Time’s Up, but has made no further comment on social media.
Guillod’s spokesperson claims the producer has amassed evidence which will contradict the accusations against him and help prove his innocence.
David Guillod’s arrest in the latest in a string that has gone back the last several years. We’ve seen many men in positions of power in Hollywood be accused of sexual misconduct to varying degrees. Groups like Time’s Up have been founded to draw attention to such ongoing problems in Hollywood in order to bring them to an end.
More to come…