Hollywood executive David Guillod is charged with 11 sex crimes, including rape and kidnapping


A Hollywood producer and talent manager has been charged with multiple counts of rape, sexual assault and kidnap of four women in California, prosecutors said Monday.

David Guillod, an executive producer on ‘Atomic Blonde’ and ‘Extraction,’ is the latest Hollywood mogul to be swept up in the #MeToo movement, which led to Harvey Weinstein’s 23-year jail sentence for rape and sexual assault in March.

Guillod surrendered to police Monday morning in Santa Barbara, near Los Angeles, accompanied by his attorney, after a three-year investigation led to him being charged with the rape and sexual assault of four women.

He faces a total of 11 felony charges for the incidents spanning back to 2012, and a maximum sentence of 21 years to life in prison, Santa Barbara prosecutors said.

Guillod, 53, denies all the charges, his lawyer said.

David Guillod, an executive producer on ‘Atomic Blonde’ and ‘Extraction,’ is the latest Hollywood mogul to be swept up in the #MeToo movement

Guillod has been publicly accused of sexual assault by 'Ted' actress Jessica Barth, who said the producer had drugged her during a 2012 meeting. The case was investigated by Los Angeles police but closed two years later

Guillod has been publicly accused of sexual assault by 'Ted' actress Jessica Barth, who said the producer had drugged her during a 2012 meeting. The case was investigated by Los Angeles police but closed two years later

Guillod has been publicly accused of sexual assault by ‘Ted’ actress Jessica Barth (pictured), who said the producer had drugged her during a 2012 meeting. The case was investigated by Los Angeles police but closed two years later

‘Mr Guillod has been vilified for eight years without being afforded the opportunity to examine under oath his accusers,’ said Philip Cohen in a statement to AFP.

‘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.’

Santa Barbara prosecutors did not name the accusers on the charge sheet.

Guillod has been publicly accused of sexual assault by ‘Ted’ actress Jessica Barth, who said the producer had drugged her during a 2012 meeting, and first reported the allegations to the Los Angeles Police Department the same year.

The case was investigated by Los Angeles police but closed two years later.

Barth went public with the allegation in 2017, in the wake of the #MeToo movement, and after another actress reportedly contacted her with a similar account, and returned to the LAPD asking officials to pursue the investigation. 

Guillod stepped down as chief executive of Primal Wave Entertainment soon after.

On Monday, he was charged with incidents involving three unnamed women in Santa Barbara, and one in Los Angeles on May 21, 2012 that will be prosecuted in Santa Barbara.

Guillod (pictured in LA in 2017 with daughter Grace Guillod whom he shares with actress Holly Gagnier) surrendered to police Monday morning in Santa Barbara, near Los Angeles, accompanied by his attorney

Guillod (pictured in LA in 2017 with daughter Grace Guillod whom he shares with actress Holly Gagnier) surrendered to police Monday morning in Santa Barbara, near Los Angeles, accompanied by his attorney

An alleged kidnap and rape in Santa Barbara took place on December 14 2014 at a company wine country retreat, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The woman reportedly received a $60,000 payment that required her to sign a non-disclosure agreement before leaving the company, the LA Times said citing sources familiar with the investigation. 

The woman in this case came forward in 2017 upon hearing of other woman reporting sexual assaults by the producer.  

Guillod was also charged with the rape of two unconscious and intoxicated women over a 48-hour period in January 2015 – one from Santa Barbara County and another from Los Angeles County.

Police did not provide the identities of the two woman who said Guillod had attacked them.

For the alleged attack in May 2012, Guillod was charged by prosecutors with sexual penetration of an unconscious or unaware victim, sexual penetration of a drugged victim, oral copulation of an intoxicated victim, and oral copulation of an unconscious or unaware victim. 

With regards to the alleged attack in December 2014 he has been charged with kidnapping to commit robbery or rape, rape of a drugged victim and rape by fraud.

Hollywood executive David Guillod, pictured in a mugshot, has been charged with 11 sex crimes, including rape and kidnapping for attacks on four women dating back to 2012

Hollywood executive David Guillod, pictured in a mugshot, has been charged with 11 sex crimes, including rape and kidnapping for attacks on four women dating back to 2012

For the alleged attack on January 30 2015 he was charged with two counts of rape by fraud and two counts of rape of a drugged victim and for the alleged attack on the following day, he has been charged with one count of rape of an unconscious person and one count of rape of a person prevented from resisting due to an intoxicating, anesthetic or controlled substance.

Cohen, the attorney, said Guillod had cooperated with law enforcement, and evidence including emails and text messages ‘tell a story very different than that which is being alleged.’

‘We find the unification of the cases filed through the Santa Barbara DA’s office and the timing suspicious,’ he added.

A high-profile talent manager, Guillod executive produced Charlize Theron’s ‘Atomic Blonde’ in 2017, and this year’s Netflix thriller ‘Extraction’ starring Chris Hemsworth.

He remained in police custody Monday afternoon with bail set at $3 million, the attorney’s office said.

The date for his arraignment has not yet been set.

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