Lost actor accused of sexual battery

Henry Ian CusickA former Lost crew member filed a harassment and sexual battery claim Friday against Henry Ian Cusick, who plays Desmond on the popular series. Chelsea Stone, who had been an ABC employee for 10 years when the alleged incident occurred, claims that Cusick  “placed his hand on her buttocks” and then “began to caress [her back] while making moaning sounds” in October 2007 on the set of the hit series. He then “placed his face on top of [her] breasts, moving his face from side to side. Cusick then squeezed [her] breasts with his hands. Cusick further kissed [her] on the mouth.” The suit says that at all times during the sexual harassment, Stone told Cusick his advances were unacceptable. She then complained to her immediate supervisor, but no action was taken. Stone says Cusick and other employees became hostile towards her for having made a complaint. She was then fired on October 28, 2007. Stone is asking for a jury trial and is suing for loss of wages. ~movi_alex

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  1. Jo-Anne • April 27, 2009 @ 11:18 AM

    Say it ain’t so!!! I love his character on Lost…hopefully this is going to be proved inaccurate reporting…

  2. Nancy • April 27, 2009 @ 12:19 PM

    Doesn’t sound like she fought him off at all.

    Of course, for some on here…the “undertones” of what I just said might suggest that I “have a low opinion of men”. 😀

  3. davide • April 27, 2009 @ 1:07 PM

    Just another woman trying to get rich the easy way

  4. ke • April 27, 2009 @ 2:15 PM

    he played Jesus once.

  5. tributegirl • April 27, 2009 @ 4:29 PM

    If this is true….why didn’t she do more than tell him that it was unacceptable? The old “knee to the groin” move still works pretty well, obviously better than saying “your advances are unacceptable”.

  6. Stephen • April 27, 2009 @ 4:33 PM

    Say it isn’t so, brother (to be read in a Scottish accent, of course).

  7. Carol • April 27, 2009 @ 7:54 PM

    lol…you are right, Tributegirl. “Oh,please don’t touch my butt, please don’t kiss my breasts, that is unacceptable”. Yeah, right. The sad part is if they (media) is writing this to be a lot more flippent than it really was, because if this is how it panned out, let’s listen to the people (men and women) this really happens to and help them instead of this damsel in distress.
    I’d give him one warning, then I’d use the knee to the groin technique.

  8. Mark • April 27, 2009 @ 9:49 PM

    It’s stupid to suggest that if he didn’t stop when she said to, it’d be her fault for not doing more. If the allegations are true, it’s HIS fault for not stopping. Don’t let your love of his awesome character make you jump to conclusions that blame the alleged victim.

  9. Nancy • April 27, 2009 @ 10:19 PM

    Yes Mark, it is his fault IF she really did tell him to stop and, I’m not saying that she didn’t…it’s just that if you were in that situation and you told the person to stop and they didn’t, wouldn’t you fight them in some way rather than let it keep going? If she let him continue to grope her and didn’t do anything about it, people tend to wonder if her claim is really the truth.

  10. mandee • April 27, 2009 @ 10:50 PM

    well, i read the comments on this site, and not to cause a war, but not every woman would fight back. i was almost raped, and was actually later in life, and as much as you say youll fight back, its really hard to when all of a sudden youre in a situation where you cant breathe, or think straight because someone you should have been able to trust has put you in this type of situation. i didnt fight back, i froze. i COULDNT do anything to stop it. so, it could be the same for her, i did say no, more than once, both times.

  11. lily • April 28, 2009 @ 7:02 AM

    Horrible experiences mandee and my heart goes out to you. You sound like you’ve had way more then your share of hard times. Also I totally get your point that nobody should judge if a victims lying based on how hard she fought. However I still think this Chelsea person is probably lying cause people are always trying to rip off celebrities for an easy buck. Oh and mandee i hope your headaches better (I think you said it was bad on another site)

  12. mandee • April 28, 2009 @ 5:00 PM

    yeah, my head is so much better. i was soo sick from a migraine the other day it was terrible. thanks for your concern, but i dont let the bad things that have happened to me in the past effect who i am now 🙂 im not sad or depressed or hurt like i should be. i just dont see any point in letting the bad things that happen to you define who you are or ruin your life. i never pressed charges against anyone. youre right, sometimes the only reason people accuse celebs is for money, but we dont know for sure so i am not going to judge anyone. if this DID happen, i feel terrible for her, most people cant rise above what has been done to them, or accept that it was not THEIR fault that someone else did this to them. i feel bad for those people.

  13. tributegirl • April 28, 2009 @ 5:39 PM

    mandee, that’s scary, but I hope those experiences have prepared you in case it ever happens again. I was once in a situation like that, I was terrified, but fought back with all my might. In my comment above, I wasn’t blaming the victim, or saying she should have done this or that, what I meant was, if someone is assaulting someone like that, saying “please don’t do that” is just simply NOT going to do any good.

  14. Carol • April 28, 2009 @ 7:50 PM

    I’m in agreeance with Tributegirl. I don’t take it lightly, but it is unfortunate that with a lot of these people in the limelight, you don’t know who is telling the truth and who is trying to get famous or make a quick buck. I’m glad that you sound like you’ve moved on Mandee, and hopefully that bad experience mad you stronger. I just think, it sounds too made up. Was it one instance, or over a few. I just think, from the way it is written, that she could’ve done more.

  15. mandee • April 29, 2009 @ 1:04 AM

    tg, i wasnt accusing anyone of blaming the victim. i was just saying if thats what really happened to her, maybe she froze and was unable to react except to say no. i know, same with in some other articles, people sometimes dont think about how different the reality is until someone thats been in that situation shares their story. (i forget which article, but it was something about abuse that i said you cant help someone thats not willing to accept help, even if you call the cops repeatedly until the victim is ready to accept the help its pointless, and nancy said she didnt think of it that way) so i was just merely stating what happened in my particular situation. i have always found myself to be strong willed, very opinionated etc, but i couldnt will myself to stop it, either time. and thanks carol, i have moved on and it has made me a stronger person. i just dont wish anybody to ever have to go through that type of thing. its terrible, and definitely not for the weak spirited.

  16. tributegirl • April 29, 2009 @ 3:39 PM

    Sorry mandee, actually when I said that I wasn’t blaming the victim, I was responding to Mark’s comment, as he seemed to think I was blaming the victim.

  17. mandee • April 29, 2009 @ 10:22 PM

    ohhhh i thought that part of it was directed at me lol. i had even re read my comments to make sure i wasnt accusing anyone of blaming the victim.

  18. mandee • April 29, 2009 @ 10:23 PM

    oh, and i wasnt being rude in that comment (mandee on April 29, 2009 1:04 AM), i know tones are often mistook online, and i think maybe you misinterpreted what i said as me being defensive. i just wanted to make sure that everyone knew what i meant.

  19. tributegirl • April 30, 2009 @ 5:42 PM

    No, actually I didn’t take it as being that defensive, maybe a little bit, but not much, but I knew that it was just a misunderstanding, so I just wanted to clear that up, so don’t sweat it! 😉

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