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Johnson & Johnson Files Second Lawsuit Against Nigel Lythgoe for Sexual Assault

Posted by Johnson & Johnson, LLP | Feb 21, 2024

Doe v. Lythgoe Complaint

Johnson & Johnson LLP has filed another complaint for sexual assault against British media mogul Nigel Lythgoe.

The complaint, filed on February 17, 2024, in Los Angeles Superior Court, asserts claims for sexual assault and battery, gender violence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress stemming from Mr. Lythgoe's sexual assault of a woman he met at a Beverly Hills hotel while she was there to have dinner with friends and family. Reminiscent of prior claims against Mr. Lythgoe, the present complaint alleges that Mr. Lythgoe offered to give Jane Doe (who has chosen to protect her identity) a ride to her residence, but instead forcibly kissed, groped, and digitally penetrated her while Mr. Lythgoe's driver drove around Beverly Hills with Ms. Doe confined in his vehicle. 

“It is troubling to hear of yet another alleged incident of a woman being taken advantage of and abused by a prominent public figure,” said Melissa N. Eubanks, Senior Counsel with Johnson & Johnson, LLP, in a statement made after the filing of the complaint. “We are proud to represent Jane Doe and humbled by her courage, and the courage of many other women, to come forward with her story in hopes of ending such egregious misconduct by persons of fame, celebrity, influence, and power.”

A copy of Jane Doe's complaint may be viewed at this link. Coverage of the lawsuit may be viewed at, inter alia, the following publications:

  • Deadline: Nigel Lythgoe Faces Another Sexual Assault Suit; ‘American Idol' Producer Attacked Her In A Chauffeured Car In 2016, Latest Jane Doe Claims
  • Decider: Former 'So You Think You Can Dance' Judge Nigel Lythgoe Accused Of Sexual Assault In Third Suit, Which Claims He Attacked Alleged Victim In 2016
  • KPVI: Nigel Lythgoe Faces Another Sexual Assault Lawsuit
  • Los Angeles TimesProducer Nigel Lythgoe accused of sexual assault by fourth woman
  • OK Magazine: Nigel Lythgoe Faces Third Sexual Assault Lawsuit Since Paula Abdul's (Video)
  • Rolling Stone: Nigel Lythgoe Accused of 2016 Sexual Assault in Car, New Suit Claims
  • The Daily Mail: American Idol's 'Nasty' Nigel Lythgoe is hit with another sexual assault lawsuit by woman who says he forcibly touched her in 2016
  • The Hollywood Reporter: Nigel Lythgoe Hit With New Sexual Assault Lawsuit
  • The Independent: Nigel Lythgoe accused of sexual assault for the third time in new lawsuit
  • The Wrap: American Idol Producer Nigel Lythgoe Sued for Sexual Assault
  • Today: Nigel Lythgoe Faces a Third Sexual Assault Lawsuit
  • TV Insider: 'American Idol' Producer Nigel Lythgoe Accused of 2016 Sexual Assault in Car
  • Us Weekly: Former 'SYTYCD' Judge Nigel Lythgoe Faces 3rd Sexual Assault Lawsuit
  • USA TodayNigel Lythgoe, 'SYTYCD' judge, faces third sexual assault lawsuit
  • Yahoo! Finance NZ: Former 'So You Think You Can Dance' judge faces another sexual assault lawsuit
  • Yahoo! News UK: Nigel Lythgoe faces third sexual assault lawsuit

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