Alexa Curtin, daughter of Real Housewives of Orange County star, Lynne Curtin is back in the spotlight. This time, she had a victory in court over her alleged rape charges involving a Sheriff’s deputy.
Alexa filed a suit stating that in April 2014, she’d been sexually assaulted at a routine traffic stop by Sheriff’s Deputy, Nicholas Lee Caropino.
When Alexa first asked to look at Caropino’s files, she was told that she was not entitled to any documents, as “federal laws protecting the privacy interests of employees.”
But the judge sided with Alexa and ordered that documents relevant to ‘sexual misconduct incidents’ involving Caropino and other officers over the last five years must be submitted by March 27.
Curtin maintained that Caropino had sexually violated two other women besides herself. According to court documents submitted to the court:
“Unfortunately for the community, Ms. Curtin was not the only person Deputy Caropino sexually assaulted.”
Jane Doe #1 was pulled over by Caropino and asked if she’d been drinking. She admitted to have a couple margaritas. Carpino asked if she’d ever “date a cop” and Jane Doe #1 said no, she would not. Then he reportedly turned off all his recording devices.
He then asked Jane Doe #1 if she was “wet” and that he wanted to “feel her.” He reached his hand through the car window and fondled her genitals. Then he stated, “I want to f*ck you right now.” He instructed her to follow him to a parking lot.
“She followed him to a parking lot, where he parked his squad car next to hers and directed her to get into the backseat of her car. He then engaged in non-consensual sexual intercourse with her in the backseat. Before leaving, Deputy Caropino asked Ms. Doe #1 for her phone number and she gave it to him. A few days later he started sending her vulgar threatening text messages that Ms. Doe #1 did not reciprocate.”
This woman is willing to come forward and testify.
There was a second case of Jane Doe #2. While under arrest, she was uncuffed and forced to touch Caropino’s genitals through his uniform. After he intimidated her, he sexually assaulted her. Later, she showed up at her house and forced unwanted sexual contact on her.
Though this is a victory for Alexa and her case, she had a setback last month when the judge declared that she could not testify to “bladder infections, post-traumatic stress or loss of enjoyment of sex” in regards to her alleged rape.
Alexa’s original lawsuit states that on the way to see her boyfriend, she was pulled over by Caropino.
“The Deputy searched Plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff had some of her clothing in her vehicle. While searching… the Deputy found some of 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.”
When he was called away on another matter, he instructed Alexa to stay put and not leave her vehicle. Twenty minutes later, he returned in his own personal car and out of uniform. He sat in her passenger seat and reportedly said, “Since you are still here, I am going to f*ck the shit out of you.”
The suit further reads that Alexa:
“…was afraid and feared for her own safety, and she complied with all of the Deputy’s commands. Then the Deputy groped Plaintiff’s vagina and digitally penetrated her while commenting on her anatomy.”
In fear for her safety, when Caropino instructed Alexa to straddle him, she complied.
“Plaintiff was violated, traumatized, emotionally drained, in shock, and fearing for her own safety. Specifically, Plaintiff feared that given the Deputy’s position, he would find her and harm her again.”
Orange County’s response was that Alexa consensually had sex with the Deputy. The court papers issuing their response says:
“Any injury to the plaintiff was due to and caused by the negligence and omissions of plaintiff to care for herself, which carelessness and negligence and omissions were the proximate cause of the damage, if any, to plaintiff…”
This isn’t the only ongoing case Alexa is facing. Most recently, Alexa’s grandmother, Marilou Colee, filed a restraining order against Alexa, citing elderly abuse when Alexa broke into her home in Mission Viejo.
What’s your take on all this?