Until now, the only thing I knew about Jack Nicholson is that he dates very young women [hello creepy] and it was in his house, whilst he was present, that Roman Polanski raped a child. I think it’s safe to say he’s not a nice man. I’ve read rumours linking him to domestic violence and sexual assault. He’s also pro-life.
Yesterday, @smashthep tweeted a link to a Guardian article in 2000 detailing a lawsuit alleging a physical assault by Nicholson on a prostitute:
That aging Lothario Jack Nicholson has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that he promised a prostitute $1,000 for sex and then assaulted her when she asked for the money. Catherine Sheehan has already received a £32,000 settlement from Nicholson, but now insists that that sum is insufficient and that her injuries from the incident are “actually killing her.”
According to the lawsuit, the star invited Sheehan and a friend to his home on October 12, 1996. He offered each woman $1,000 to wear “little black dresses” and engage in sex acts with him. But Nicholson later became “loud and abusive”, commenting that he would never pay anyone for sex, as he could “get anyone he wanted as a sexual partner.” Sheehan claims that Nicholson promptly grabbed her hair, thumped her head on the floor, and then threw her out of his house.
Justifying the complaint, Sheehan’s lawyer Ira Chester says, “about a year after she received the original payment her injuries and the damage to her brain stem got worse than originally thought. Now the injury is actually killing her. She has no vision at times and finds it hard to cope with the pain… The medical bills have already reached $60,000, but if she is to survive she needs an important operation… The original settlement isn’t enough.”
The lawsuit joins a long list of complaints filed against the hell-raising 63-year-old – the oddest of which saw Nicholson accused, in 1996, of rupturing a woman’s breast implants.