Nick Nolte Sued Over Alleged Sex Assault

Nick Nolte Sued Over Alleged Sex Assault
Nick Nolte
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updated 12/03/2004 at 08:00 AM EST

originally published 12/03/2004 08:00AM

The parents of a teenage girl claim their daughter was drugged and sexually assaulted at a party at Nick Nolte's Malibu home two years ago, and now they have filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking unspecified damages from the actor and several other defendants, the Associated Press reports.

"The incident happened nearly two years ago, when Mr. Nolte was not at the property," Nolte's publicist Arnold Robinson said Thursday. "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."

Besides the 63-year-old Prince of Tides star, the suit also lists an employee and several others as defendants, including Nicholas Woodring, who was convicted in March of having sex with a minor.

The girl's attorney, Philip Dunn, tells the news service that Woodring was sentenced to 180 days in jail, but the case did not go to trial. "The criminal prosecution is over, and the victim wishes to make sure that nothing like this happens to anyone else again under the same or similar circumstances," Dunn said Thursday.

According to documents in this new civil suit, Woodring and a minor allegedly gave the girl the date-rape drug GHB and then sexually assaulted her at a Jan. 25, 2003, party at the home of Nolte, whom the suit accuses of negligence.

The suit further claims that another minor and a man identified as a "resident supervisor and security officer" for Nolte helped her alleged assailants by supplying the drugs.

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