VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Oscar-winner Timothy Hutton is being accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl during a stay in Vancouver in 1983, according to a report published in Buzzfeed.
The alleged assault occurred in a hotel room during the time Hutton was filming the movie ‘Iceman’.
The woman, now 50 years old, says she was with two friends when she was assaulted by both Hutton and one of his friends. Hutton was in his 20s at the time.
BuzzFeed says a friend of the woman has signed a legal affidavit that she was there when all this is said to taken place.
The woman of the alleged assault says she didn’t think anyone would believe her at the time, so that’s why she went to the police so late.
Her mother also told Buzzfeed that they were worried she would be blacklisted in Hollywood.
Hutton has denied all claims, calling the allegations a ‘shakedown.’
The woman says a criminal complaint was filed with the Vancouver Police Department last year.
On Monday the Vancouver police told NEWS 1130 they are unable to release the names of sexual assault victims, but if a complaint had been filed, officers would have investigated it ‘thoroughly’.
The woman says she was agreed to a $135,000 settlement with Hutton’s lawyers but changed her mind after realizing he could deny he did anything wrong.
The woman accusing Hutton of the assault came forward as a result of the #MeToo movement.
Hutton is most noticed for his supporting role in Ordinary People, which won him an Oscar in 1981.
He has currently been work on a drama series on Fox called ‘Almost Family’, but as of Monday, the show will not return for another season according to TV Guide.
Fox has not commented on the allegations against Hutton.