Oscar-winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley (“Moonstruck”) is accused of forcing actress Amanda Jencsik to engage in violent sexual acts, the New York Post reports.
According to the Post, Jencsik, 26, has filed a $5 million lawsuit against Shanley, 61.
Per the Post, the suit claims that Shanley would restrict Jencisk’s breathing with his hands during sexual intercourse. In at least one instance, he reportedly also tightened a belt around her neck. Shanley would allegedly ask Jencsik if she felt as though she was being raped throughout their encounters.
The relationship lasted four months. According to Jencsik’s lawyer, Salvatore Struzzullo, Jencsik stayed in the relationship because she was not in her right mind.
Jencsik claims their relationship started when Shanley contacted her on Facebook and asked her questions about her hair. Shanley allegedly sodomized Jencsik on multiple occasions.
John Patrick Shanley Alledegly Forced Actress to Engage in Violent Sex