Rob Cohen, the director of 2001's The Fast and the Furious, was recently accused of sexually assaulting a 28-year-old woman back in a hotel room in 2015 after the two met to discuss a potential television pilot. Valkyrie Weather -- Cohen's daughter -- also levied allegations of sexual abuse against him earlier this year. Cohen has now issued a response, denying the aforementioned allegations.
"I have never assaulted, raped, drugged or molested anyone," Cohen said in a statement (per Deadline). "I have never belonged to any cigar club, and certainly was never there with ‘Jane’. (Out of restraint, I won’t reveal her real name)." For context, the director refers to the pseudonym used by his accuser in the article in which the new allegations were made.
Cohen continued, "I hope and pray that the thousands of people who know me, worked with me, and/or are simply fair minded people will see that this is an untrue and unsubstantiated story, which is out there due to a hateful daughter and a mother/ex-wife."
Prior to the new information regarding the alleged hotel room assault, Weather accused her father of sexually assaulting her as a child back in February. Weather -- now 32 -- also claimed Cohen had taken her to visit sex workers overseas when she was 13. While Cohen has denied these claims, Dianna Mitzner -- his ex-wife -- claims to have witness at least one instance of Weather being sexually abused.