Grant Robicheaux: Woman Claims She Narrowly Escaped Clutches of Reality TV Doctor and Accused Rapist
"He just kept trying to rip my clothes off," Lauren Hayden told Inside Edition exclusively.
A woman has come forward with claims she narrowly escaped becoming a victim of a California doctor accused of rape.
Grant Robicheaux, 38, a prominent area surgeon who appeared on a Bravo reality show called "Online Dating Rituals of the American Male," faces multiple felonies, including rape by use of drugs, assault with intent to commit a sexual offense and possession of a controlled substance for sale.
His girlfriend, Cerissa Riley, 31, is also accused helping him sexually assault at least two women.
Prosecutors say they've recovered thousands of videos on the pair's phones, suggesting there could be many more victims.
Lauren Hayden, who said she met the doctor on the dating app Tinder, told Inside Edition exclusively that he preyed on her.
"He just kept trying to rip my clothes off," she said. "I kept saying, 'I'm not ready for that.'"
But she managed to escape his clutches.
"I just remember I kept trying to re-tie my top ... and him trying to grab it off, and being like, 'What are you doing? What part of no did you not understand?'"
On the Bravo series, which chronicled his search for love, Robicheaux was the picture of perfection.
But at least one woman had doubts.
"He seems a little too perfect," she said, adding that she believed there might be some "skeletons" in his closet.
In a statement Wednesday, the pair's attorneys denied all allegations leveled against Robicheaux and Riley.
"All allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Grant Robicheaux and his girlfriend Cerissa Riley. They have been aware of these accusations for a number of months, and each of them will formally deny the truth of these allegations at their first opportunity in court.
"Dr. Robicheaux and Ms. Riley believe that such allegations do a disservice to, and dangerously undermine, the true victims of sexual assault, and they are eager to have the proper spotlight shed on this case in a public trial."
Robicheaux and Riley are due back in court on Oct. 24.
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