Timothy Hutton is denying allegations that he raped a 14-year-old female. Sera Johnston has alleged that the actor and a friend raped her in a Vancouver hotel room in 1983.
“He was getting very close to me, like, you know, really kind of sidling up to me, and petting my legs and stuff,” she told Buzzfeed. “I was just, like: I think this is going to be bad. I was really wrong about this.”
The actor has since spoken out about the allegations.
“For the past two-and-a-half years, I have been the target of multiple extortion attempts by a woman named Sera Dale Johnston to extract millions of dollars from me,” the actor tells People magazine regarding the damning allegations. “She threatened that if I did not meet her demands, she would go to the press with a false allegation that I sexually assaulted her 37 years ago in Canada. I never assaulted Ms. Johnston.”
Hutton’s comments come shortly after news reports surfaced on Monday (March 2) that Johnston was once again alleging that Hutton raped her in a Canadian hotel room while the actor was filming the move Iceman.
“It hurt like hell,” Johnston reportedly said, according to People magazine. “I mean, it was very painful. God. Yeah, it was extremely painful. Horrible, horrible, absolutely horrible.”
Making this situation even more dire for Hutton, who received an Academy Award for his work in the movie Ordinary People back in the eighties, is the fact that the actor received word also on Monday (March 2) that his FOX show Almost Family has been cancelled due to low ratings.
“I will not stop fighting to expose this story for what it is — a failed extortion attempt based on something that never happened,” Hutton says.