UPDATE : Justin Murdock’s lawyer, James E. Silverstein, tells The Blast, "Mr. Murdock and this Office have just learned about these very troubling allegations. Mr. Murdock, through his attorney, categorically and unequivocally denies each and every allegation leveled against him at this time. Mr. Murdock intends to clear his good name and mount a vigorous defense in the proper court(s) of law. The United States Constitution affords Mr. Murdock the presumption of innocence and this case will not be tried in the court of public opinion. Additional statements will be released by this Office as necessary and appropriate."
An actress/model has come forward with allegations of rape against Justin Murdock, the son of billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Murdock, who built the Dole Food Company into the giant it is today.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the woman (whom The Blast is choosing not to name) claims the incident went down on July 7 at Murdock's home in Bel Air.
The police report, which was filed a few weeks later, states, "Suspect took victim's clothing off, victim stated 'what are you doing stop.' Suspect grabbed victim [unintelligible] her around bent her over + inserted his penis into victim's vagina, suspect then vaginally penetrated victim for 10 mins."
A spokesperson for the LAPD tells The Blast the case is still under investigation.
The woman was granted a temporary restraining order against Murdock and in her filing, she indicated the two are either dating or used to do date.
At the time she requested the order, she believed Murdock was about to be arrested. She wrote, "He will definitely post bail ... I am scared [he] is going to come after me."
Murdock was ordered to stay away from the woman, her home, and her workplace.
The case remains under investigation, and a hearing in the restraining order is set for next month.
Justin Murdock is the Senior Vice President of Investments of Castle & Cooke. He is the son of David Murdock, Chairman and CEO of Dole Food Company.
According to reports, previously a Castle & Cooke employee accused Justin Murdock of sexual harassment in 2010. The case was dismissed.
Murdock was also romantically linked to Avril Lavigne around 2009 and 2010.
The Blast reached out to representative for Murdock and Dole but so far no comment.