UPDATE, 2:56 pm: The Los Angeles D.A.’s office issued a declination of Mark Salling’s alleged rape on Monday afternoon.
“I personally interviewed the victim,” Deputy District Attorney Emily T. Spear wrote in the charge evaluation worksheet provided to The Huffington Post. “She appeared very emotional over the trauma inflicted upon her and presents as a credible and accurate historian of the events surrounding the rape. However, given the delay in reporting the crime, suspect’s apparent denial of the rape in victim’s pretext to call him and lack of other corroboration, there is insufficient evidence, at this time, to file this case.”
Below is the declination in its entirety.
The outlet reports the “Glee” actor forced himself on the woman four years ago. The two were about to have sex before the woman claims she stopped him, saying, “I can’t do this,” which is when Salling then allegedly forced himself on her.
TMZ spoke with the woman, who says she dated the 34-year-old for a few months before the incident occurred. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is currently reviewing the report, according to the outlet. The Huffington Post has reached out to Salling’s rep and will update this post accordingly.
The actor was previously sued in 2013 by ex-girlfriend Roxanne Gorzela, who accused him of committing sexual battery after he allegedly forced her to have sex with him without a condom. Salling settled the case for $2.7 million in 2015.
Salling is currently embroiled in a child pornography case after he was arrested in December 2015 for possession of “hundreds” of images and two videos of underage girls. A federal grand jury indicted Salling in May and he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Need help? Visit RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Online Hotline or the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s website.