Actor Mark Salling has been sued by an ex-girlfriend who claims that the “Glee” star committed sexual battery by forcing her to have sex without a condom.
In her lawsuit, Roxanne Gorzela claims she began dating the 30-year-old in September 2010, according to TMZ, and in March 2011 she consented to have sex with him, but only with a condom. Salling reportedly ignored her demand and proceeded to “insert his penis into [her] vagina without a condom.” Gorzela claims she protested and the actor stopped, but then re-engaged for a second time without a condom.
Gorzela proceeded to call and text Salling to ask if he had been tested for STDs, according to E! News. He failed to return her messages, so she went to his house to confront him. When she demanded he prove he had no STDs, he reportedly grabbed her and pushed her to the ground, causing her to hit her head. She filed a police report on March 25, the day of the alleged attack.
The young woman filed the sexual battery lawsuit against Salling on Friday afternoon in Los Angeles court, according to E! News. In addition to sexual battery, the “Glee” star is accused of intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence. The suit calls the actor’s behavior “willful, malicious and despicable,” adding that it caused Gorzela “severe and substantial mental and emotional distress, humiliation, fear, apprehension, anxiety and anguish.”
The actor’s publicist has denied the allegations against her client. “There is no truth to this. It’s the textbook case of a disgruntled girl looking to cash in on a TV star’s success,” she told TMZ in a statement. “We turn the rest over to Mark’s attorneys and have no further comment.”
Salling has played “Puck,” the bonehead jock chorus singer, since Season 1 of the hit Fox series. In 2011, he was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Scene Stealer Male.