A lawsuit was filed Thursday on behalf of a teenage girl who alleges actress Trish Van Devere Scott and her adopted son conspired to imprison her at the Scotts’ Malibu home, where she maintains she was physically and sexually abused by the son.
The Los Angeles Superior Court complaint’s allegations include assault, battery, both intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and conspiracy. The plaintiff is identified only as Jane Doe.
Van Devere Scott, 76, is the widow of “Patton” actor George C. Scott and the adoptive mother of her co-defendant, George Dressel Scott.
A representative for the Scotts could not be immediately reached.
The suit states that the plaintiff was 14 when she began a relationship with Dressel Scott in 2015 . The suit alleges the actress and Dressel Scott “jailed, locked up, detained, restricted, incarcerated and/or held Jane Doe against her will and did not allow plaintiff to leave.” He also had regular sex with the girl, the suit alleges.
The suit also alleges that the Scotts and others secretly videotaped the girl “while she was naked.” In addition, Dressel Scott inflicted a “savage beating” against the plaintiff at least once a month and Van Devere Scott did nothing to stop the actions, according to the complaint.
In the summer of 2015, Dressel Scott stabbed Jane Doe and broke one of her arms, the suit alleges.
The suit seeks unspecified damages and a court order directing that any videos depicting the girl nude be turned over to her.
Van Devere Scott was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the 1972 film “One Is a Lonely Number.”
–City News Service