Girl Sues Nick Nolte For Rape
The 63-year-old actor was named in the lawsuit along with other defendants including the security guard and Nicholas Woodring, who was convicted of having sex with an underage girl for the same January 2003 incident.
The suit alleges that Nolte was involved in trying to cover-up the incident, which including videotaped sex with the girl who was 15 at the time. The suit also reportedly alleges that Nolte was aware that minors were involved with parties at his Malibu residents that involved drugs and alcohol.
"The victim in this case wants to make sure that nothing like this ever happens again at that house," the victim's attorney Philip Dunn said according to Reuters.
Dunn said that Woodring, who was convicted in relation to this incident was under 21 at the time and was only required to serve 180 days in jail for a plea bargain where a charge of rape by the use of drugs was dropped.
The suit also alleges that the security guard was employed by Nolte with the actor's "advanced knowledge" of the guard's "propensity ... for providing alcohol and/or drugs to minor children" in an effort to have sex with them.
The Nolte camp issued a public statement denying the actor's involvement in the incident. His publicist said in a statement that "the incident happened nearly two years ago when Mr. Nolte was not at the property. It is our understanding that the individual responsible has been held accountable. Mr. Nolte was at the time, and still remains, concerned for the young lady's well-being."
Four months prior to this incident Nolte
was arrested for driving under the influence of the date rape drug GHB.
At the time that he pled guilty to the charge, he said that he took the
drug unknowingly as it was part of a bodybuilding supplement.