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Actress Claims Sexual Battery Against ICM

5/19/2009 6:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

MIss British ColumbiaThe former Miss British Columbia 2004 claims in a lawsuit one of the biggest talent agencies in the world promised her stardom but instead -- she says she became the victim of a sexual assault.

Claire Robinson claims in her suit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, International Creative Management (ICM) "hip-pocketed" her -- that's a term used when a senior agent takes an inexperienced actress without credits under his wing. The suit claims the agency "sexually exploited the 'hip-pocketed' actresses" they brought in.

Robinson claims in her lawsuit she was "sexually battered in an ICM limousine en route to a Paramount Studio event." The suit goes on ..."Robinson was later raped by another co-conspirator." Robinson claims the alleged rapist is a talent manager who conspired with ICM Executive VP Jack Gilardi.

Robinson claims Gilardi accepted bribes -- in the form of cash and gold watches -- in return for "hip pocketing" an actress who his friends wanted to "sexually exploit."

Robinson says the "hip-pocketing" practice is conducted "under the nose of Jeffrey Berg, the Chairman of ICM, in full view of its employees," and is an "inside joke" or "dirty secret," known by all within the entertainment industry.

Robinson's attorney Perry Wander tells TMZ "This case was filed as a class action because Ms. Robinson has since learned that this scheme has ensnared other actresses who were 'hip-pocketed' by ICM and sexually exploited."

She's suing for unspecified damages.

UPDATE: 5:48 PM ET -- An ICM spokesperson just gave TMZ the following statement: "Ms. Robinson's allegations are completely baseless. ICM denies any and all wrongdoing and will vigorously defend this action."

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mellon bruse N    

If I had a dollar

1879 days ago
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mellon bruse N    

I hear you yes I do

1879 days ago
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mellon bruse N    

HOOW is that even possible everyone knows everyone in H-Wood is GAY!

1879 days ago
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racer    

its called survival of the fittest sweetie. if you're too stupid to see what's happening when all around you do, sometimes you become roadkill! I'm sure you would have had no prob with this as long as it was getting you where you were wanting to go, instead of being thrown out with rest of the loser crop. reap it....

1879 days ago
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mellon bruse N    

they rapped me too with a carrot than they planted potatoes in MY BLEEP so now every time I take a step a little DIRT falls out of there.

1879 days ago
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mellon bruse N    

BABY steps crotchy baby steps

1879 days ago
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carol    

Jack Gilardi. Isn't that the former husband of Annette Funnicello. If it is, he has to be about 70 or 80 years old by now.
The old coot should be locked up if he abused anyone.

1879 days ago
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mellon bruse N    

Baby leggs pee pants baby leggs

1879 days ago
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Tiffany    

You all are disgusting. You would jump to believe the word of a man accused rather than an alleged victim. No doubt none of you are over the age of 14, at least in your mind. Goes to show you've never been raped, or those foul comments wouldn't even think of bubbling to your profane lips. This is what the world's coming too..."She knew it would happen, what's her problem?" It's absolutely repulsive.

1879 days ago
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mellon bruse N    

you see waht I`am saying?

1879 days ago
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Only marry foreign women    

Women use sex to get what they want. These women did not get what they wanted so now claim rape.

Bottom-line: if you're a dude with cash, or cash potential, stay away from women, especially if they want to marry you.

1879 days ago
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JoJo    

welcome to hollywood.

1879 days ago
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mellon bruse N    

they rapped my mouse and my wifes ears and some buggie deal living under the counter.

1879 days ago
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mellon bruse N    

take IT easy gigity gigity

1879 days ago
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Melinda    

Every attention wh*re wants to be an "actress," especially if they have no talent. Attention wh*res are also desperate. This skank is just pissed that she didn't become "famous" because she probably can't act worth a damn. She probably consented, thinking she'd "get a role in a movie!" and now she wants to sue. (eyeroll).

1879 days ago
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