The Last of Us’ Ashley Johnson Joins 6 Other Women in Suing Ex Brian Foster Over Alleged ‘Depraved’ Sexual Abuse

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Ashley Johnson and Brian Foster on the Los Angeles premiere of HBO’s authentic collection “The Final of Us” on January 9, 2023.Photograph:

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The Final of Us star Ashley Johnson is suing her ex-boyfriend Brian Foster over his alleged “chilling and wicked habits in direction of girls.”

In a criticism filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday and obtained by PEOPLE, Johnson, 40, and 6 different girls — together with her sister, Haylie Langseth — accused Foster of home violence, intentional infliction of emotional misery, sexual battery, assault and stalking.

“The ladies unlucky sufficient to have crossed his path have been subjected to a standard thread of bodily and sexual violence in addition to psychological and emotional abuse,” the criticism alleges. “Foster has left a path of victims whose lives he sought to manage by numerous lies, threats, intimidation, and manipulation.”

In a press release to PEOPLE, the ladies’s legal professional Bryan Freedman says: “The police officer who reviewed the proof was so involved for Ashley Johnson’s security that he went on his personal to a choose to get a right away emergency protecting order towards Brian W. Foster. Since then, six extra girls have come ahead. This lawsuit is filed to each treatment the abuse Foster has inflicted on my seven shoppers in addition to to forestall others from being victimized by Foster’s sample of psychological, emotional and bodily abuse.”

Foster declined to remark when reached by PEOPLE. Foster’s legal professional didn’t reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.

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Ashley Johnson attends The Prime Expertise: Saturday Morning Cartoons Ft. “The Boys Presents: Diabolical”, “Fairfax” & “The Legend of Vox Machina” on Might 07, 2022.

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Within the submitting, the Rising Painsalum claims she was left “scared, intimidated, off-balance, confused, traumatized, and beneath fixed duress for years” resulting from Foster’s “threats to extort Johnson by releasing private info in addition to his constant acts of bodily intimidation together with however not restricted to punching by glass, throwing objects, and screaming obscenities in her face.”

The actress — who stars as Anna Williams in The Final of Us —  claims the previous host of the webseries Talks Machina threatened to extort her for $150,000 to forestall the discharge of “non-public info.”

The paperwork additionally allege “Johnson has good motive to imagine that Foster would act on his threats or hurt her if she have been to impress him or fail to succumb to his will as a result of after breaking apart in March 2023, Foster started suspiciously carrying round a big black duffel bag and an ammo case containing two airsoft weapons modified to seem as actual weapons and a garotte which is a strangulation system.”

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Ashley Johnson on ‘The Final of Us’.

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In keeping with the criticism, Johnson obtained an Emergency Protecting Order towards Foster in Might resulting from his alleged threats and previous habits. 

The lawsuit claims Foster violated the phrases of the Emergency Protecting Order when he locked her out of her home and “commandeered Johnson’s house safety cameras and microphones to watch her and observe her comings and goings.”

In August, Foster denied the allegations in a submitting in a response to the Emergency Protecting Order. 

“I don’t personal any firearms, or a gun license, and all the allegations … that say I used to be carrying an ‘ammo field’ are unfaithful,” Foster wrote. “Petitioner is aware of that I used to be planning to take a 2 week tenting journey. I had bought a Path Field from Bespoke Put up for that journey,” he said, per theLos Angeles Instances

The go well with claims that Foster “spewed lies” on the different girls pursuing authorized motion towards him together with that “he and Johnson have been in an ‘open relationship,’ designed to coax them into submitting to his inappropriate sexual advances.”

“Being the sociopath that he’s, Foster typically handled these girls as sexual objects freely groping them with out consent, generally in overtly public settings,” the criticism alleges. “Any lady who refused to undergo his will or who confronted him for any motive was met with a wrath of obscenities, intimidation, and threats.”

The criticism says the seven girls determined to return ahead with allegations as a result of, “After years of struggling Foster’s abuse and after being pushed in direction of an emotional breakdown in consequence, Plaintiffs have had sufficient.” 

“They’ll neither tolerate being abused by Foster nor will they be deterred by his ongoing and pervasive threats and behaviors. Plaintiffs carry this motion to hunt some measure of justice not just for themselves but additionally for the numerous different girls who’ve been equally abused by Foster,” the submitting continues. “Whereas Plaintiffs have remained non-public and averted publicity, they now pursue this motion as a cautionary story.”

If you’re experiencing home violence, name the Nationwide Home Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go to All calls are toll-free and confidential. The hotline is accessible 24/7 in additional than 170 languages.

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