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Dennis Hopper's Son

Accused of Raping

15-Year-Old Girl

7/31/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Henry Hopper accused of rape.Dennis Hopper's 21-year-old son has been accused of raping a 15-year-old girl ... after plying her with drugs and alcohol ... this according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

Henry Hopper -- who starred in Gus Van Zant's "Restless" in 2011 -- is being sued by the mother of an unidentified 16-year-old girl ... who claims the girl met Hopper through a mutual friend in Feb. 2011.

According to the legal papers, the girl -- identified in the lawsuit as Jan Doe -- claims the two began to communicate on Facebook ... and in the months that followed, Hopper invited her to his home in Venice, CA on multiple occasions with the promise of drugs and alcohol.

In the suit, Doe claims Hopper would wait until she was intoxicated ... and "engaged in sexually offensive conduct with her" ... including sexual intercourse, forced oral copulation and sodomy.

It's unclear if Doe ever reported the allegations to police.

In the suit, Doe's lawyer claims the actor "preyed upon a young impressionable child, suggesting that he cared for her, luring her into his home with promises of alcohol and illegal drugs, and then repeatedly taking advantage of her youth an vulnerability."

Doe's mother claims the girl suffered significant injuries to her emotional health, strength and activity ... and was required to employ multiple mental health care professionals for treatment.

She's suing for unspecified damages.

Attempts to reach Hopper were unsuccessful.

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106.

Mojo    

I sure as **** hope none of these commenters gets raped and then called a liar...

Why does everyone assume the mom knew, and the girl didn't sneak out? Anyway...

Firstly, let it be known that often times a rape victim goes back to their attacker- sometimes even marrying him- in an effort to "legitimize" the act, and make herself feel like it didn't happen that way. Basically, these victims get so emotionally f*****d up, that they are in denial about what happened and want to pretend they're not victims.

Secondly- HELLO, SHE WAS ONLY 15. 15- year-olds CANNOT fully comprehend sex, the emotions surrounding it, etc etc. So, even if she "consented," it doesn't count bc she's not old enough to legally. That's like saying a 1-year-old consented to having her ears pierced.

(Assuming allegations are true) THIS WAS INDEED RAPE. And the more you belittle it, the more likely you are making it that loved one or even YOURSELF will be a victim of it, too. Men don't only rape women, you know... Stand up against rapists instead of making excuses for them and blaming the victim. You wouldn't want this to happen to your daughter, would you?

723 days ago
107.

Fantastic Four    

Look which other celebrity's brother got caught RAPING A THIRTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL!

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/13/world/europe/13samson.html

723 days ago
108.

oink    

Kobe's #1 fan.

723 days ago
109.

Allen Ridak    

I hope all of her allegations are true and I hope he gets off.. again :) he's hott

723 days ago
110.

Blankety Blank    

Her mother obviously wasnt watching her daughter-- how in the hell does your daughter leave the house multiple time for 'Booze and Drugs' and you know nothing about it?

723 days ago
111.

Barbara    

If he knew she was only 15 and did these tings then he's an idiot and a despicable pig to have done them. If he was informed that she was "of age" then he was just a pig. The fact that the so called mother of this girl is being shown as seemingly only concerned with money and not justice in terms of the behavior that this young man allegedly perpetrated is suspicious. That she raised her child to apparently have no morals is also very telling. Everyone in this scenario is guilty of immorality, selfishness, greed and utter stupidity.

723 days ago
112.

jwoolman    

If it can be proven (lack of police reports will be a problem), it won't matter to the court since she was jail bait regardless- but since she repeatedly went to his place admittedly for alcohol and other drugs, I would want to know if he knew how old she really was. This isn't some old perv obviously looking for a youngster, but a guy who was only about 20 years old (maybe 19) when it started. So they both were in the stupid age range and doing stupid things, but we need more info to decide how different it is than what goes on in high schools with the non-famous. It's quite common for there to be several years difference (older boy, younger girl) because girls mature faster on the average and emotionally generally are at least 2 years ahead of boys the same age. Hence freshman-senior pairings are common, as well as high school-early college pairings. Even the law recognizes this and allows a certain age difference in categorizing such things. So I would want to know if she lied about her age and if she could pass for older before assuming the worst about him. Depends on birth dates also, that can shrink or extend the apparent age difference... TMZ is always so lacking in detail.

723 days ago
113.

Takeuta    

I wonder that they both like what they were doing... so there's no sexually offensive.

723 days ago
114.

chico    

So this guy allegedly committed statutory rape. Well where is the criminal investigation? Suing him is one thing, but the fact is that this guy is a lawbreaker scourge to the community if he indeed committed these acts

723 days ago
115.

Rant On    

So he basically did everything Hollywood already does to kids. Oh except the daughter didn't get paid.... till now.

723 days ago
116.

nikkireps    

it REALLY bothers me when parents seek monetary gain from sum1 who sexually assaulted their child. when they do this, it makes it appear as if moneys more important than their child. itd be one thing if the parent was making theyre kid get on the witness stand and testify in a criminal trial so the SOB could be punished. but doing it to get paid is wrong on so many levels. these parents are victomizing there kids as well. just in a different way. they force the child to relive their trauma just so they can get a little money. its deplorable.

723 days ago
117.

jane    

The poor thing was lured into house with the promise of alcohol and drugs hahaha

723 days ago
118.

Kirsten    

Hmmm - she was going there specifically for drugs and alcohol, not sure how this fits in with 'vulnerability' particularly as she went there on multiple occasions. Why did she keep on going back?

723 days ago
119.

Poule    

I think we don't know anything yet

723 days ago
120.

TheRodster21    

She kept coming back? She probably had sex not rape

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