Mr. Guillod was out on bail after he was charged earlier this year with sexually assaulting four women.
David Guillod, 53, was arrested in connection with a sexual assault and is being held in jail, a news release said. A lawyer for Mr. Guillod did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Credit…Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images
- Oct. 29, 2020
David Guillod, a former Hollywood executive who was out on bail after being charged with sexually assaulting four women, was arrested again on Wednesday in connection with another sexual assault report, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Mr. Guillod, who is best known for his work as a talent manager and executive producer of the movie “Atomic Blonde,” was charged in June with 11 felony counts, including rape of an unconscious person and kidnapping to commit rape. He had been released from custody after posting $1 million bail.
Last week, a woman came forward to report that Mr. Guillod had sexually assaulted her during an evening meeting, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release. A prosecutor with the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office, which brought the initial charges, said that the most recent sexual assault is alleged to have taken place in mid-October, while Mr. Guillod was out of custody but on GPS tracking.
Mr. Guillod, 53, was arrested at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., and is being held in custody on bail set at $5 million, the news release said.
A lawyer for Mr. Guillod did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the latest arrest. Earlier this year, in response to the initial charges, a spokeswoman said that Mr. Guillod denied the charges and that an “overwhelming amount of evidence has been collected over the course of this investigation disputing” them.
The spokeswoman said in June that Mr. Guillod’s lawyer had successfully argued to lower the bail amount from $3 million to $1 million, the figure that it had originally been set at, and Mr. Guillod pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Among the earlier sexual assault charges, which were brought by the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office, all four of the women said that they were unconscious at the time. In one of the cases, Mr. Guillod was accused of kidnapping and raping a 23-year-old woman who was prevented from resisting because she was intoxicated, according to the criminal complaint.
The authorities in Santa Barbara began their investigation of Mr. Guillod in 2017. That same year, the actress Jessica Barth accused him — at first without naming him, in a blog post, and later online by name — of drugging and sexually assaulting her when he was her manager in 2012.
At that point, Mr. Guillod stepped down from his position as co-chief executive of Primary Wave Entertainment, a talent agency, and there were reports that other women had also gone to the police with their complaints. Though prosecutors in Santa Barbara office are handling the prosecution of the initial cases, law enforcement officials in Los Angeles had been involved in investigating Mr. Guillod since 2018 because two of the cases were reported in their jurisdiction.