“Suicide Squad” star Joel Kinnaman is under investigation for rape in Sweden — but the actor claims the accusation comes from an obsessed woman seeking revenge over a restraining order.
The public prosecutor announced Wednesday they were investigating the allegation against Kinnaman, TMZ first reported.
But the 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 and gotten the 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, Kinnaman filed an extortion complaint against her in Sweden and got a restraining order against her in Los Angeles, his attorney Patricia Glaser told The Post.
“It appears that after learning of the restraining order, she filed her complaint,” Glaser said.
“The court papers that Mr. Kinnaman filed stated, among other things, that Ms. Davis threatened to publicize 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 cooperating with police “to clear his name,” Glaser added.
A spokesperson 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 spokesperson 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.
Kinnaman, 41, 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.
The two met up and had sex in November 2018, when Kinnaman was single, he wrote. A month later, they met and had sex again but didn’t spend the night together because he had work early the next day, he claimed.
“The next day she texted me that she was bothered that I had not asked her to spend the night and that I did not check with her to make sure she made it home safely,” he wrote.
Davis contacted him again in 2019 and 2020 asking to meet up, but he was in a relationship so he didn’t respond, he added. After “increasingly obsessive communication” he tried to cut it off, according to the actor’s post.
“But Bella continued to try to communicate with me – texting and calling from other people’s phones – and these communications became more and more antagonistic, threatening, and frightening over time,” he wrote.
She then threatened to go public to say he “had sex with her against her will,” the actor claimed.
On July 25, he claims they had a lengthy conversation that he recorded.
“At one point, she stated, ‘Do you know how much money I would get and how famous I would be if I went to the press?” he stated.
“She also made threats of physical violence against me and my family by herself and others, including her brother, a convicted felon, who pointed a rifle at my manager,” he added.