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“Oscar-winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley (“Moonstruck”) is accused of forcing actress Amanda Jencsik to engage in violent sexual acts, the New York Postreports.
According to the Post, Jencsik, 26, has filed a $5 million lawsuit against Shanley, 61.
UPDATE:: In a statement to The Huffington Post via his attorney Peter Parcher, Shanley denied Jencsik’s claims. “I dated Amanda Jencsik several times. Our relationship was totally consensual. It ended some time ago,” he wrote. “We never exchanged a harsh word. I am distressed and surprised to see her being exploited this way. I wish her well.”
Per the Post, the suit claims that Shanley would restrict Jencisk’s breathing with his hands during sexual intercourse. In at least one instance, he reportedly also tightened a belt around her neck. Shanley would allegedly ask Jencsik if she felt as though she was being raped throughout their encounters…..”