Following the allegations of sexual misconduct against 41-year-old actor, Kip Pardue, the Hermosa Beach police are now investigating. This comes after Sarah Scott, the True Blood alum, did an interview with the Los Angeles Times in which she complained about Kip’s behavior.
On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Pardue is speaking with the authorities. Police say that Ms. Scott filed the report near the ending of August of this year.
As it was previously reported, Scott claims that Pardue put her hand on his groin while they waited to film a sex scene for Mogulettes in May.
After the incident, Pardue supposedly called her into his dressing room, and once she arrived, he started to masturbate. Kip, in response, said that while he did “misread” the initial situation, he did not, at any point, masturbate in front of her.
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FULL LINK IN BIO This is my friend @thatsarahscott If you pick up a copy of the @latimes today you’ll see: She is on the front cover. “In Hollywood terms, I am not a name, but I am a working actress,” she says. “This is how I make my money, and help support my family. I’ve been out in Los Angeles pounding the pavement as a proud union member for 15 years. I was sexually violated while at work, and even though I had the courage to tell anyone and everyone who’d listen, as time went on it seemed like I had very little control in truly preventing this from happening to anyone else.” ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ After months of phone calls, she did not give up and her voice was finally heard. She was sexually mistreated on set by Actor #kippardue 🤬 and she jumped through many hoops to get to this moment. I am beyond proud of her. She is another light in the dark reminding us all it is ok to shine. Please read the full article link in my Bio. It gives specific details on her journey of speaking up, where you can file a statement, what to expect about the process & most importantly, how she didn’t want money, she just wanted the right thing to be done. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ This comes out on the heels of @hbo announcing that the network will hire "intimacy coordinators" to monitor any sexually intimate scenes filmed on the sets of its programs. When I heard the news of both Sarah’s article and HBO’s new hiring, I wept. I hope more networks provide this safety measure. As Sarah says about it "Walking through the intimacy of a scene could be super preventative," the actress says. "We have weapon masters. We have stunt choreographers. A designated position for this kind of work is encouraging to me." #stillcrying ✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼
According to Scott, when she asked what he was doing, he told her that it wasn’t a “#MeToo” thing because he wasn’t her boss, and thus, couldn’t fire her if he wanted to.
In a statement to the Times, Pardue said he apologized for putting her hands on his groin. Pardue isn’t the only man to defend his reputation against accusations.
Ever since Harvey Weinstein was accused by Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, and many others, a cascade of accusations began, and the fallout of other Hollywood celebrities came to be. Perhaps, the most heinous of them all – despite first rearing their head in 2014 – were the allegations of misconduct against Bill Cosby.
After four years of court deliberations, interviews, and controversies, Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to ten years in prison by Judge Steven O’Neill. Bill was convicted of three counts of sexual assault.
Now, Harvey is currently fighting against the charges against him, however, one was recently dropped after it was revealed the prosecutor had intentionally left out key details in one of the cases.
Some of the other most prominent celebrities to face accusations includes James Franco, Aziz Ansari, Louis CK, Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Piven, and many others. Interestingly, the charges against Kip aren’t all that different from Louis CK, who was accused of masturbating in front of several women.