Four more women have come forward and accused actor Robert Knepper of sexual misconduct, including one woman that says the “Prison Break” star forced her to perform oral sex in 2010.
The accusations, reported by The Hollywood Reporter, span more than three decades and come from women across different parts of North America.
In one accusation, stylist Emma Julia Jacobs said Knepper sexually assaulted her in a hotel room in Vancouver in 2010, forcing his way into her room after getting off the elevator together. Once inside, Knepper ripped her pants open and dragged her across the floor.
“I’m going to f–k you senseless,” Jacobs said Knepper told her, according to THR.
When she curled up into a ball, Knepper forced her to perform oral sex, according to Jacobs. “That’s it, that’s a good girl, just take it,” said Knepper, according to Jacobs, per THR.
Three other women told THR about Knepper forcing himself on them, including Robin Saex Garbos, who said Knepper approached her in her office and kissed her without consent while she was casting a play in New York in 1983.
“He had come into the office, he pushed me up against the wall and started kissing me,” said Garbos. “It was physical.” Garbos added: “You see the beginnings of a predator… It had a certain violence and a total inappropriateness.”
Knepper said in a statement obtained by THR on Monday:
“We have come to a time where hard-earned careers are being lost on the basis of accusations. I need to reiterate that these accusations against me are false. We have lost the presumption of innocence; we have lost ‘due process’; and we have lost the ability to review evidence — allowing the media to become both ‘judge and jury.’ Until I can sit down and have a dialogue with my accusers, managed not by the press but by an impartial mediator, I have nothing further to say on this matter. My wife, family and close friends, know me and my true nature and I am grateful for their love and support.”