The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office reportedly is considering whether to pursue rape charges against former “Glee” star Mark Salling.
TMZ.com, citing an April police report, said Sunday that a 22-year-old woman claims she and the actor, 34, had been dating a few months when they entered a room together planning to have sex. The woman told police she then changed her mind, telling Salling, “I can’t do this,” and that he subsequently forced himself on her regardless.
The website, which spoke with the woman and received no response from Salling’s representative, said it has been four years since the alleged incident.
In March 2015, Salling agreed to settle a case in which Roxanne Gorzela had sued him for allegedly not wearing protection against potential sexually transmitted diseases during otherwise consensual sex in 2011.
Salling — best known for his role as Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the Fox high-school musical-comedy series “Glee” — was arrested in Los Angeles on Dec. 29 on suspicion of possessing child pornography. On May 27, he was indicted on charges of receiving and possessing such material. Exactly one month later, a judge postponed the original July 12 trial date due to Salling’s request to find a new attorney. A status conference on the case was set for Sept. 19. No trial has yet taken place, and Salling has been free on bail.
In May, after his indictment, Salling was dropped from the miniseries “Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets,” with executive producer, co-director and co-writer Shankar saying on his Facebook page, “I will personally be paying for the reshoots, and I hope that Mark finds inner peace. Furthermore, a percentage of profits from the project will go to a charity for abused children.”