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Auto Legend Carroll Shelby

I Am NO Sex Abuser!

8/2/2011 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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88-year-old driving legend Carroll Shelby is adamant ... he did NOT sexually assault his former receptionist, claiming her accusations are nothing but "wild and fantastical."

TMZ broke the story ... Angelica Smith filed a $5 million lawsuit against Shelby -- who famously designed the Ford Mustang Cobra -- claiming he groped her at his home and also ignored her complaints when she told him she was raped by one of his employees.  Smith claims she was fired, in part, because she reported the alleged rape to Shelby.

Shelby's lawyer, M. Neil Cummings, tells TMZ, "Carroll Shelby is disappointed that such wild and fantastical allegations have been made by a former employee."

He adds, "The fact is that her position was no longer required due to Mr. Shelby’s age, health and work schedule.  But this apparently disgruntled former employee and her counsel have chosen to turn this into yet another prematurely publicized, frivolous lawsuit against a public figure."

Shelby's lawyer says the auto legend has "full confidence in the judicial system and believes that the truth will come out through the legal process."

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Tammy    

I am wary of forming an opinion on this as I do not know if she filed a police report after her alleged drugging and raping. If she did not file a police report and go to the hospital to have evidence collected, she has no proof of her claim. As to the groping, the same rule apply: if she has no proof, she will not prevail as courts require evidence.

1094 days ago
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kinda have to believe the ancient old man...at 88 all it is , is a dead piece of meat with no value anymore...even viagra could raise that dead stick!

1094 days ago
18.

Dig deeper for the truth    

This is not the first time Angie Smith has made false accusations against a former employer. TMZ how about doing a search for Angelica Smith and her former employer, Staples Office Supplies.

1094 days ago
19.

Tiffany    

I know Mr.Shelby and I'm just surprised that it took this long for s woman to do this. He is such a sweet man and very honest. She is just the first one one to try and take advantage of somebody with money. Honey.. your a pycho just out to get money. And all you stupid bitches who cry rape and harrasment are horrible people... you slander and ruin the hope for woman who really deserve to be heard and cared about having horrible things happen to them. Go find another job like any woman and shut up aout getting fired.

1094 days ago
20.

smresident    

What! No Gloria Allred yet?

1094 days ago
21.

TMZer    

Tiffany - you just sound bitter because you thought that you were the only person in his life!!! LOL.

1094 days ago
22.

troy    

Where is the media whore Gloria Alred?

1094 days ago
23.

rockhal95    

You dumb ***** don't know a damned thing about Carroll Shelby.

1093 days ago
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