Alexa Curtin, the daughter of "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Lynne Curtin, recently filed a lawsuit against the Orange County Sheriff's Department. According to her, she was raped by one of the law agency's deputies on 2014.
As reported by TMZ, the incident happened in April of 2014. Curtin, who was 21 years old at that time, stated in the lawsuit that after visiting her boyfriend at his home in Dana Point, she was pulled over by an officer from the department who has been identified as Deputy Epson.
He then went over to her car and inspected it. While searching the vehicle, he found some of Curtin's pairs of underwear and started asking various questions about them. The deputy, however, did not inform Curtin why she was pulled over.
"The Deputy searched Plaintiff's vehicle," the lawsuit stated according to the Daily Mail. "Plaintiff had some of her clothing in her vehicle. While searching...the Deputy found some of the Plaintiff's underwear and began inappropriately questioning Plaintiff about her underwear, asking if the underwear belonged to her, how many pairs she had, why she needed the underwear, etc."
After carrying out the search, the deputy left Curtin insider her car but told her not to leave. Then, after around 20 minutes, Epson returned but this time, he was inside his personal car and was wearing civilian clothing.
The deputy then entered Curtin's vehicle and sat at the passenger seat beside her. After issuing a vulgar statement to Curtin, Epson began to grope and molest her. He then removed his pants and ordered Curtin to straddle him.
According to the complainant, she complied to Epson's demands because she was afraid for her safety. However, she noted that what happened between her and the deputy inside the car was a "non-consensual sexual intercourse."
After the deputy had finished allegedly raping Curtin, he then asked for her number so he could text her. Although she was still feeling shocked from what had just happened, she was able to intentionally give out a wrong phone number.
"Plaintiff was violated, traumatized emotionally drained. In shock, and fearing for her own safety," the lawsuit read. "Specifically, Plaintiff feared that given the Deputy's position, he would find her and harm her again.
The Orange County's Sheriff Department has already been informed about the lawsuit but the agency stated that it had never had a Deputy Epson in its list of employees. Despite this, the department promised that it will work closely regarding the investigation of the incident.