Timothy Hutton has been cleared of all charges in a historical rape case against the Oscar-winning actor.
A former Canadian model and child actor alleged that Hutton had raped her in 1984, when she was just 14-years-old. She claimed the assault occurred in a hotel room while another man looked on.
Deadline reports that prosecutors for the British Columbia Crown Counsel made the “no charge” decision on July 7. Prosecutors did not believe there was “a substantial likelihood of conviction”.
“Timothy Hutton has officially been cleared by law enforcement of a criminal complaint filed against him.” Said Hutton’s lawyer, Joshua Rosenberg. “The Canadian authorities scrutinised the matter and found a glaring lack of support and proof of Ms. Johnston’s claim.”
Hutton has consistently denied all charges and accused the alleged victim of attempting to extort him for millions of dollars.
Hutton rose to prominence in 1980 with his appearance in the award-winning Ordinary People. He starred in TNT’s series ‘Leverage‘ from 2008 to 2012. The show returned for a limited revival earlier this year but Hutton was written out of the series due to the allegations against him.
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