Ex-Miss B.C. files rape suit in L.A.
A Vancouver woman, who was Miss British Columbia in 2004, filed alawsuit yesterday against one of the world’s top talent agencies sayingshe was raped by a talent manager.
A Vancouver woman, who was Miss British Columbia in 2004, filed a lawsuit yesterday against one of the world’s top talent agencies saying she was raped by a talent manager.
According to celebrity website TMZ.com, Claire Robinson filed the suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court claiming that she was promised stardom but was instead targeted for sexual exploitation.
Robinson claims that she was “hip-pocketed” at International Creative Management (ICM). The term is used to describe a senior manager taking an inexperienced actress under his wing. According to the lawsuit, some managers at the agency “sexually exploited the ‘hip-pocketed’ actresses” that were brought in.
An unnamed ICM spokesperson denied the claims in an email.
Robinson claims she was “sexually battered in an ICM limousine en route to a Paramount Studio event.”
The suit also says “Robinson was later raped by another co-conspirator” who she says is a talent manager.
Robinson filed the class-action lawsuit due to the possibility that other women have allegedly suffered the same fate at ICM.
She is suing for unspecified damages.