Tommy Lee Sued For Sexual Assault
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Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is now at the center of a sexual assault lawsuit filed on Friday, with accusations dating back to a helicopter trip in February 2003. The plaintiff, referred to as Jane Doe, alleges that Lee forcibly assaulted her during the flight from San Diego County to Van Nuys, California.
According to the lawsuit, Lee is accused of “forcibly groping, kissing and penetrating her with his fingers, and attempting to force her to perform oral copulation” during the helicopter trip. The incident reportedly took place under distressing circumstances, leaving the woman feeling trapped with little mobility to leave the cockpit.
The Complaint’s Narrative
The complaint outlines a disturbing series of events during the flight. The woman, who had befriended the pilot, David Martz, was initially invited for a sightseeing trip around San Diego County. However, Martz informed her that the trip would be taking Lee to Los Angeles instead. Throughout the flight, both Martz and Lee allegedly consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana, and snorted cocaine.
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The lawsuit alleges that Martz, the pilot, played a significant role in the assault by brandishing alcohol, mixing drinks, and calling the woman up to the cockpit to sit on Lee’s lap. Shockingly, Martz reportedly “merely watched” as the assault unfolded and later flew the woman back to San Diego after dropping Lee in Van Nuys.
Consequences and Aftermath
The woman claims the alleged assault caused her “great shock, distress, humiliation, shame, and guilt.” Initially choosing not to report the incident, she now believes that Martz and Lee had a history of engaging in indecent and illegal conduct on Martz’s helicopter.
Lee’s Previous Incidents
This is not the first time Tommy Lee has faced serious allegations. In 1998, he went to jail for allegedly attacking his then-wife Pamela Anderson. Additionally, a claim in Motley Crue’s 2001 autobiography, “The Dirt,” details disturbing behavior involving Lee and bassist Nikki Sixx. Despite these incidents, Motley Crue remains highly popular, recently completing a global stadium tour and announcing festival appearances for 2024.
In a previous interview with Bill Maher in October, Tommy Lee acknowledged their controversial past, stating, “There was this article that was like, ‘How did Motley Crue ever not get canceled?’ We snuck in under the whatever threshold, wherever that was, where we got away with it.”
As the legal proceedings unfold, the allegations against Tommy Lee bring attention to the serious nature of the accusations. The lawsuit raises questions about accountability and consequences, especially in an industry where past indiscretions have not always resulted in severe repercussions.