The number of names in the entertainment industry being accused of sexual assault has quickly escalated in recent days following the highly publicized Harvey Weinstein sex scandal. Music artist Nelly, award-winning singer Seal, and 1990s heartthrob Nick Carter are just a few of the well-known names to be hit with these types of accusations since late 2017.
Actress Jamie Luner, best-known for her starring role in the hit 1990s series “Melrose Place,” has recently joined the long list of entertainers being accused of sexual misconduct. As reported earlier, Luner is currently facing accusations involving a minor.
Initially, it was reported that an anonymous man in his 30s filed a police report with the Los Angeles Police Department. The man claimed that when he was only 16 years old when Luner acted on him without his consent. Luner would have been in her late 20s at the time of the incident.
More disturbing details have emerged in this case. According to PEOPLE, the accuser — Anthony Oliver, came forward and said that Luner gave him drugs and alcohol prior to her acting inappropriately, then had a third party videotape it.
Oliver stated he was “not in the right state of mind” and it is also known that he has been seeing a therapist recently for alcoholism. His therapist reportedly is the one who suggested he report the incident to authorities.
Luner finally responded to the allegations after these new details were released.
“There is absolutely no merit to these allegations, and in our opinion, this is a blatant attempt at extortion,” Luner’s manager told PEOPLE.
The investigation is ongoing and this article will be updated if more details are released to the public. The statute of limitations in California have passed; it is unclear how this will impact the investigation.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, please call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673. The line is available 24/7.
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