Last June, celebrated acting coach Cameron Thor was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.
And now, an 18-year-old woman named Jordyn Ladell has come forward as the accuser — and she’s sharing the horrific details of the alleged assault as the case prepares to go to trial.
The community college student tells ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ she was only 12-years-old when she first met Mr. Thor, who is best remembered for his minor role in ‘Jurassic Park’ and his job as an acting coach (he’s worked with some of Hollywood’s top talent, including Cameron Diaz, Courteney Cox and Johnny Depp).
Cameron Thor in ‘Jurassic Park.’ (Photo Credit: r/r).
Their first encounters took place when the preteen accompanied her mother, Pattie, to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings that Mr. Thor also attended.
She claims he began calling her inappropriate pet names — such as “minx” and “muse” — and took an unusual interest in her, offering to waive his $240 per hour fee to give her free acting lessons.
At their first lesson, which took place in the privacy of his home, he told the young girl that he “was hard,” she claims in her testimony. During another early visit, he allegedly locked the door of his bedroom and began feeling her chest.
Jordyn and her mother, Pattie. (Photo Credit: Facebook)
From there, Jordyn says he asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life.
She claims the assault took place on March 29, 2009, after he drove her into the isolated mountains and got her high off marijuana. She was 13 at the time. Jordyn’s memories of the events are hazy, but she recalls experiencing pain between her legs and seeing blood.
“I remember his pants were off and he was on top of me, but I don’t remember. I’m not positive. I remember I was sore the next couple of days and it hurt, but I wouldn’t want to say that something happened,” she said in court.
She has since told ‘THR,’ “I’m assuming he had sex with me, but I blocked it out. I don’t 100-percent know, but I had blood down there and it hurt really, really bad.”
While she remains fuzzy on the details of the encounter, Jordyn insists — without hesitation — that he penetrated her with his hands and forced her to have oral sex.
Later that year, she told her cousin Karlie about the incident, but refused to confide in her parents.
Jordyn today. (Photo Credit: Facebook)
It wasn’t until the spring of 2013 that Jordyn decided to share the details of the incident with law enforcement, and she only did so after being encouraged to move forward while she was still a minor — so that she could proceed with the complaint anonymously.
She then reached out to her former teacher and alleged molester — and met with him in March 2014 as part of a police operation in an effort to strengthen her case, as there was no physical evidence against Mr. Thor.
Jordyn says they met at a coffee shop and she asked him about the time they drove to the canyon. When she questioned him, she claims he smiled and began to whisper — while touching her leg under the table the entire time.
“I was trying to say as much as I could without being too obvious,” she tells ‘THR.’ “He admitted to some things, but they weren’t caught on tape because he said them very quietly.”
Following their meeting at Starbucks, Jordyn avoided law enforcement and the case for another two months, until agreeing to cooperate with them again.
She had a “pretext call” with him — meaning she was supposed to talk to him and bring up their encounter in hopes of getting him to confess to what happened on March 29, 2009.
And she says he did exactly that. He was arrested weeks later and has since been released.
Cameron’s June 2014 mug shot.
The trial has not started yet, but Mr. Thor has maintained his innocence throughout the ordeal. Jordyn has reaffirmed her Christian faith, and is in a happy relationship as she tries to move forward — though she knows it’s impossible to completely put her past behind her.