According to several confirmed reports, actor and director Kevin Connolly has been accused of raping a fashion designer during a wrap party for his directorial debut in Manhattan in 2005.
Designer Gracie Cox says that Connolly attacked her less than an hour after she arrived at the Butter Lounge for the event celebrating the film’s completion. Cox, who at the time was 29, says that the Entourage star asked if she’d join him for a cigarette.
“I didn’t smoke but didn’t want to seem rude,” Cox told the Daily Beast. “This was the first social setting I’d been in with him, other than being on set. He led me down a hall to what I guess was the VIP lounge area.”
“I didn’t know how to respond, but before I could even think about what to do about it, he pulled me into one of these little side [booths], and pulled down my pants, and turned me around, and within no time was inside of me. I was just in shock.”
Cox then claims Connolly, who she says was not wearing a condom, then did something she’ll ‘never forget’.
“He took a pillow off of a couch, threw it at me, and told me to ‘clean myself up’,” she told the Daily Beast.
Connolly is then said to have told her that he was going to leave the room, instructing her to wait a few minutes before coming out because he “didn’t want anyone to see us together”, according to Cox.
Connolly’s attorney Marty Singer has not yet returned a request for comment from the media, however, in a statement to the Daily Beast on behalf of his client, Singer said Connolly, who has not been charged in the alleged attack, “categorically denies” assaulting Cox.
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