A woman who has chosen to remain anonymous has filed a lawsuit accusing tommy lee of sexually assaulting her in a helicopter in 2003.
The civil complaint documents filed on December 15, obtained by People and submitted anonymously by Jane Doe, claims that the alleged incident took place around February 2003 during a helicopter ride from San Diego to Van Nuys, California. The plaintiff claims that she “was lured under false pretenses by Tommy Lee's personal helicopter pilot, David Martz,” into taking the trip.
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According to the outlet, the plaintiff claims that she and Martz, who died in a plane crash in 2015, became friends “in late 2001 or early 2002” as she frequently did business with him as a bank teller. They allegedly arranged “a brief helicopter tour sometime in February” during a lunch in January 2003, a trip that the plaintiff claims she didn't know Lee would also be on.
In the lawsuit, the plaintiff claims that when she arrived at the hangar where the plane was located, Lee was present, and Martz informed the plaintiff “that she needed to take Lee to Van Nuys and that the trip would not last more than 35 to 40 minutes.” . minutes, and then ordered the plaintiff to get into the helicopter.
The plaintiff claims that Martz and Lee allegedly consumed alcohol, marijuana and cocaine on board, and the pilot instructed him to “just relax” when he was not drinking.
She alleges that the two men asked her to sit with them in the booth, and the drummer allegedly encouraged her to “sit on his lap so as not to lose sight of each other.” The plaintiff claims she felt “immense pressure” to join them and alleged that “within minutes,” Lee began “groping and kissing her.”
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff “attempted to move away from Lee, but he only became more forceful,” and claims that Lee began “penetrating her with his fingers and attempting to force her to perform oral copulation.”
The plaintiff claims that Martz allegedly “just watched, smiling” throughout the alleged incident, and the plaintiff says she stopped communicating with him after the alleged incident.
The lawsuit claims that the alleged event “caused Plaintiff to suffer great shock, distress, humiliation, shame and guilt” and, according to the documents, claims that “Martz and Lee conspired to lure other women…to Martz's helicopter.” under the pretext of taking a tour.”
The plaintiff is now seeking damages for sexual assault, gender-based violence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence, and demands a jury trial.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit rainn.org.
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