Manager David Guillod Takes Leave After Actress Jessica Barth Accuses Him of Drugging and Sexually Assaulting Her (Exclusive)
David Guillod, the Co-CEO of talent and literary agency Primary Wave Entertainment, announced he would take an immediate leave from the company while it investigate “Ted” actress Jessica Barth’s accusation that he drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2012. The accusations were first reported by TheWrap on Thursday.
“Following recently reported accusations, David Guillod is taking a leave of absence from Primary Wave Entertainment, effective immediately, in order for this matter to be thoroughly investigated. We take any accusations of sexual misconduct very seriously. Our company’s greatest strength is our culture of respect, and we have a zero tolerance policy toward harassment or abuse of any kind,” a spokesperson for Primary Wave told TheWrap.
On Thursday, Barth approached the LAPD to revive accusations that Guillod, her former manager, drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2012. She first went to police in 2012, she said, but did not go forward with the case because Guillod threatened to sue her at the time.
She decided to come forward Thursday after another woman reached out to her to say that she believed Guillod had also drugged and assaulted her.
Primary Wave clients include Gina Rodriguez, Gabrielle Union and Emilio Estevez.
More to come…
Source: The Wrap