Former acting coach and actor Cameron Thor received a six-year prison sentence Wednesday, over charges of sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Thor was convicted last August.
“I don’t want to talk about how what did Cameron impacted me, reliving that horror over and over,” Jordyn Ladell, 20 years old, said in the Van Nuys Superior Court room.
Ladell has accused Cameron Thor of sexually assaulting her in 2009, with Jordyn being only 13 at the time. A police investigation was underway and the L.A. County District Attorney’s office charged Thor, who may be most well-known for his role in the 1993 film Jurassic Park.
“Cameron raped me and no one could stop him,” Ladell said.
Jordyn spoke for several minutes, detailing the horrific trauma she dealt with, cyber bullying while in school, and having to face people who did not and still don’t believe her rape allegations. Ladell revealed that she had been raped twice since Thor assaulted her, and stated that she and her parents began receiving death threats.
“Unlike when I was thirteen, I now know how to spot a pedophile,” Ladell said, just before she asked Judge Martin Herscovitz to punish Cameron Thor to the fullest extent of the law.
“[Thor] fooled me into letting my daughter spend time with him,” Jordyn’s mother, Pattie Ladell, said. “I will never be able to get that out of my memory.”
“I stand here a very broken man,” Dean, the father of the 20-year-old, said in court. “I’ll die broken, I don’t think I”ll ever recover from what I personally feel was my responsibility to protect my family. The actions of another didn’t allow me to do that.”
Mark Geragos, defense attorney, pointed out that 56-year-old Cameron Thor has never been charged or accused of anything like this.
“He’s not going to throw himself on the mercy of the court because he didn’t do it,” Geragos said. “Not a single one of his supporters has changed their mind. It was not a good idea for him to smoke marijuana with a girl. But did he rape her? No.”
Cameron Thor’s legal counsel confessed that the actor had driven young Ladell to a secluded area in the Santa Monica mountains. Once they arrived, Thor climbed into the back seat with Jordyn while the two began smoking marijuana. Ladell has always maintained that this is where the sexual assault occurred. Thor’s lawyer insists that his client is innocent and nothing sexual took place in the backseat of that vehicle.
Jordyn Ladell was accompanying her mother Pattie to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Agoura Hills in the spring of 2009. This is where Jordyn first met Cameron Thor, who offered to give the 13-year-old acting lessons. The sessions were held at his home, and Thor didn’t charge Ladell for the acting lessons.
“This man’s 56 years on this earth are not going to be defined by this conviction,” Mark Geragos continued. “The system got it wrong this time.”
After Cameron Thor was initially convicted in August of 2015, the former acting coach dismissed his trial attorney, James Blatt, and instead hired the high-profile defense attorney Geragos, who is also currently working with pop star Kesha on her sexual assault case against Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald.
Judge Herscovitz sentenced Cameron Thor to six years in prison with no probation. The L.A. County DA’s Office stated that the maximum allowable sentence was eight years, and Herscovitz said that because Thor had a clean record, the sentence was reduced to only six years.
There were a total of 13 additional charges that had been filed against Cameron Thor involving young Ladell, including rape and kidnapping. However, they were dismissed prior to the case going to trial.
Cameron Thor appeared in Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, playing the character of Lewis Dodgson, who bribed a security expert to steal the dinosaur genomes.
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