Swedish-American actor Joel Kinnaman, one of the stars of DC Comics’ new film “The Suicide Squad,” has obtained a restraining order against a woman he says threatens to harm and extort him money.
Kinnaman said in an Instagram post on Friday that he had filed a restraining order against Gabriella Magnusson, a Swedish-Jamaican model also known as Bella Davis.
“Earlier this morning, I applied for a restraining order against a woman who threatened to physically injure me, my family and loved ones, and who attempted to extort money and other valuables from me.” , can we read in the message.
A judge has granted a temporary restraining order that expires August 30, when Kinnaman and Magnusson are expected to appear in Los Angeles County Superior Court for a hearing.
According to the restraining order request obtained by NBC News, Kinnaman and Magnusson were involved in a “very brief romantic relationship” in 2018 involving “consensual sex.” In September 2020, Kinnaman blocked Magnusson after he said he received “sexually explicit videos” from her while he was in a relationship with another woman, the document said. Despite the block, Magnusson insisted on finding other ways to communicate with Kinnaman, but he did not respond, according to the app. She would have become “more and more angry and confrontational,” the document said.
On Friday, in an Instagram post, Magnusson claimed Kinnaman “raped me twice.” In a separate post, she shared a screenshot of what she claims to be an email from her lawyer in Swedish, saying that “the man in question wants you to sign a confidentiality agreement” in exchange for money and other accommodations.
In the request for the restraining order, Kinnaman accused Magnusson of threatening to publish false information about him if he did not follow through with favors that would help him find a job in Hollywood, among other places. One of the bogus claims was “that he had sex with her against her will in December 2018,” Kinnaman said.
“While it is mortifying and frightening to talk about all of this, what is worse is enduring the increasing daily threats of physical harm to me and my loved ones and threats to go to the press with rumors. vile fabricated, ”Kinnaman said on Instagram.
Magnusson denied Kinnaman’s claims in a lengthy email to NBC News, stating, “I have too much evidence and he (has) just words. “
She added that Kinnaman’s claims had subjected her to “numerous death threats”.
“I’ll see him in court,” Magnusson said. “He (a) literally destroyed my whole life. He (didn’t) hurt me enough? “
A source close to Kinnaman confirmed that the actor’s manager, Orlando John, had met Magnusson and during the meeting, Kinnaman joined by Zoom.
“He had his agent Orlando John drive 8 hours to zoom in with Joel Kinnaman because he wanted to apologize to my whole family,” Magnusson said in the email.
The person said in response to this statement: “He was apologizing because she said she felt disrespectful, not because he had done something inappropriate. He apologized if she felt disrespectful, but in no way did he apologize for anything related to the alleged rape, as it was a totally consensual relationship.
“At one point, he blocked her. Maybe that triggered it.
Magnusson also claimed Kinnaman wanted her to sign a nondisclosure agreement.
But the source close to Kinnaman said: “She made requests. We said we weren’t able, which is why we potentially had to seek a restraining order.
“There was a discussion as to whether we could come to any agreement, we have to have an NDA because these kinds of allegations are very false and very hurtful. So the NDA, which Orlando was sort of putting on, was one where she admitted there was no non-consensual part of it and that she would stop talking about it.
The scandal comes as “The Suicide Squad” is expected to top the national box office charts this weekend, with a gross amount estimated at $ 25.65 million over three days. While the estimate is slightly lower than previous industry predictions that it would gross over $ 30 million in its first weekend, the R-rated superhero film is still expected to top the box office with a margin of $ 10 million.
As the Delta variant raises concerns about Covid-19 in the United States, it’s possible that moviegoers will choose to stay indoors this weekend and enjoy the James Gunn-directed movie from the comfort of their own homes on HBO Max, where it is also available stream.
“The Suicide Squad” is the latest big-screen release from DC’s anti-hero squad. It stars Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena and Sylvester Stallone. The film opened for $ 12 million in 4,002 theaters on Friday and received favorable reviews from critics and audiences alike.
Kinnaman is also known for his appearance in the remake of “Robo-Cop” in 2014 as well as for his television appearances on shows like “The Killing”, “Altered Carbon” and “House Of Cards”.