The late actor Kirk Douglas was accused of rape

Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas, who died in 2020, has been accused of raping actress Natalie Wood. The allegations against Douglas came from the artist’s sister, Lana Wood, who described the incident in her memoir book, Little Sister.

According to excerpts from the book, Douglas attacked Wood in the summer of 1955 on the set of The Seekers. He was 39 years old at the time, and she was 18.

“She looked terrible. She was very disheveled and very upset, and she and her mother began to whisper insistently. I couldn’t hear them or make out what they were saying. Something bad had obviously happened to my sister, but whatever it was, I was too young to be told about it,” the late Natalie Wood’s sister recalls in the book. Fragments of the memoir are quoted by the Associated Press.

It is noted that a meeting of the artists was organized by Natalie’s mother.

Natalie Wood died in 1981 while on a boat trip in California. Initially it was considered that there was an accident, but then the cause of death was changed to drowning and “other undetermined factors”.

Earlier, on November 1, police in Paris detained French actor Erie Abittan on charges of rape. According to a source at the prosecutor’s office, the 47-year-old actor was taken to the judicial police building for questioning on Oct. 31. The actor was detained after a woman filed a complaint against him on Oct. 30.