Suicide Squad star Joel Kinnaman, 41, is currently being investigated for rape in Sweden
The public prosecutor announced on Wednesday, August 11, they were investigating the allegation against Kinnaman, according to TMZ.
But the Swedish actor’s legal team told The Post the alleged victim, a Swedish model, only stepped forward with the accusation after Kinnaman had gone to the police himself to get a restraining order.
Kinnaman claimed in a recent social media thread that he was being extorted by model Gabriella Magnusson, who goes by the name Bella Davis.
On Friday August 6, Kinnaman filed an extortion complaint against her in Sweden and got a restraining order against her in Los Angeles, his lawyer Patricia Glaser told The Post.
“It appears that after learning of the restraining order, she filed her complaint,” Ms Glaser said.
“The court papers that Mr. Kinnaman filed stated, among other things, that Ms. Davis threatened to publicise false information about Mr. Kinnaman – including that he had sex with her against her will – unless he capitulated to her monetary and other demands, which included Hollywood introductions, a work visa sponsorship, a blue verification checkmark on Instagram, and more.”
The actor will be co-operating with police “to clear his name,” Ms Glaser added.
A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office told E! News on Wednesday that the probe had just started.
“The prosecutor got the case today and has hardly been able to look at it,” the spokesman said.
After the temporary restraining order, Davis told E! News that she never threatened Kinnaman or asked him for money. The actor “should have an Oscar for how he’s writing and acting,” she said, according to the outlet.
The Swedish actor, had taken to Instagram last Friday saying the model became obsessive after a consensual sexual relationship and was trying to extort him for money and things like a Sports Illustrated photo shoot.
Swedish actor who first gained recognition for his roles in the Swedish film Easy Money and the Johan Falk crime series.