Dennis Hopper’s Son Accused of Raping 15-year-old Girl
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (KTLA) — Henry Hopper, the son of the late movie star, Dennis Hopper, is facing allegations of rape.
The alleged victim and her mom came forward with their side of the story at a news conference in Beverly Hills on Monday.
Standing behind a white screen, the now 17 year old alleged victim of rape — known as Jane Doe — shared details of what happened to her two years ago when she says Henry Hopper raped her.
According to Jane Doe’s attorney, Jeffrey Herman, his client met Hopper on Facebook through mutual friends.
At that time, Hopper was 20 years old and Jane Doe was 15.
After several months of sending messages to Jane Doe, Herman says Hopper invited the girl to his house in Venice in April of 2011, and that’s when the alleged rape took place.
According to Herman, Hopper plied the teenager with alcohol and drugs before the assault.
Jane Doe’s attorney says multiple incidents of sexual assault occurred in the months that followed.
Eventually, the girl told her mother, who is now suing the up-and-coming actor — who last appeared in the film “Restless” — for unspecified damages.
Jane Doe’s attorney says she came forward because she’s concerned that what allegedly happened to her has happened to others.
“She was in the entertainment industry and she is concerned that this is not something isolated, but it happened all the time and hopefully, by bringing awareness to the issue, it will not happen to other kids,” Herman said.
KTLA contacted Henry Hopper’s agent to get his side of the story, but they refused to comment.
Henry’s father, Dennis Hopper, died at the age of 74 back in 2010, following a battle with prostate cancer.