Joel Kinnaman, star of Suicide Squad, is being investigated for rape.
Joel Kinnaman is being investigated for rape, but the actor maintains the charge stems from a woman seeking retribution for a restraining order violation.
Joel Kinnaman, star of Suicide Squad, is being investigated in Sweden for rape — but the actor claims the accusation stems from an obsessed lady seeking vengeance over a restraining order.
According to TMZ, the public prosecutor confirmed Wednesday that they were examining the claim against Kinnaman.
However, the actor’s legal team told The Post that the alleged victim, a Swedish model, made the accusation only after Kinnaman went to the police to obtain a restraining order.
Kinnaman recently alleged on social media that he was being extorted by model Gabriella Magnusson, aka Bella Davis. Kinnaman filed an extortion lawsuit against her in Sweden on Friday and obtained a restraining order against her in Los Angeles, according to his lawyer Patricia Glaser.
“It appears as though she filed her case after learning of the restraining order,” Ms Glaser said.
“Among other things, Mr Kinnaman’s court papers stated that Ms Davis threatened to publicize false information about him – including that he had sex with her against her will – unless he capitulated to her monetary and other demands, which included Hollywood introductions, work visa sponsorship, and a blue verification checkmark on Instagram.
Ms Glaser stated that the actor will cooperate with police “to clean his name.”
On Wednesday, a prosecutor’s office representative told E! News that the investigation had barely begun.
“The prosecutor received the file today and has had little opportunity to review it,” the spokesman added.
Davis told E! News following the temporary restraining order that she never threatened Kinnaman or begged for money. According to the outlet, the actor “deserves an Oscar for the way he’s writing and performing.”
Kinnaman, 41, took to Instagram last Friday to claim that the model had developed an obsession with him following a consensual sexual connection and was attempting to blackmail him for money and items such as a Sports Illustrated photo shoot.
Kinnaman said that the two met and had sex in November 2018, while he was single. They met and had sex again a month later but did not spend the night together, he claimed, because he had work the next day.
“The next day, she texted me to express her disappointment that I had not invited her to stay the night and that I had not followed up to ensure she arrived safely,” he wrote.
Davis called him again in 2019 and 2020, requesting a meeting, but he did not answer because he was in a relationship, he added. He attempted to shut it off following “increasingly obsessive communication,” according to the actor’s message.
“However, Bella continued to engage with me via text and phone calls from other people’s phones, and these interactions got increasingly aggressive, threatening, and terrifying over time,” he stated.
She then threatened to go public with the claim that he “had sex with her against her consent.”
He claims they had a lengthy talk on July 25 that he filmed.
“At one point, she asked, ‘Do you realize how much money and fame I would receive if I went to the press?'” he stated.
“She also threatened physical violence against me and my family, both personally and through others, including her brother, a convicted felon who brandished a rifle at my manager,” he added.