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Documents Unsealed In Rob Lowe Sex Scandal

May 25, 1989 GMT

ATLANTA (AP) _ Rob Lowe’s attorneys were trying to reach a settlement with a teen-ager’s mother, who sued the actor after her daughter appeared in a sexually explicit home video with the ″Brat Pack″ star, court documents show.

The attorneys also denied that Lowe tried to seduce the girl, who was 16 at the time.

The papers unsealed Wednesday also contend that the teen-ager planned to blackmail the actor with the videotape showing her having sex with him, and include affidavits from friends of Lena Jan Parsons of Marietta that say the teen-ager bragged about having sex with the 24-year-old actor last summer.


The documents say the girl intended to use the videotape to extort $2 million from Lowe.

The affidavits had been filed in Superior Court in Cobb County in connection with the divorce of Miss Parsons’ parents.

Lowe asked the court to dismiss the civil lawsuit that Lena Arlene Wilson filed May 12 on grounds that she lacked standing to sue since she no longer had legal custody of her daughter after her divorce.

A hearing on the motion is scheduled for June 13.

In one document dated March 30, Lowe’s lawyer, Edgar Neely III, said he asked to view the videotape ″for the purpose of providing me with sufficient information to advise my client in an attempt to reach a compromise settlement of Ms. Wilson’s claims prior to the initiation of formal litigation.″

Fulton District Attorney Lewis Slaton has said he is looking into the possibility of charging Lowe with exploitation of a minor.

A document filed in support of Lowe’s dismissal motion said, ″The plaintiff’s complaint does not allege and Mr. Lowe specifically denies that he induced plaintiff’s daughter to have sexual intercourse with him.″

Another document quotes a neighbor, Amanda Hinson, as saying Miss Parsons told her about the videotape in August.

″Jan Parsons came over to my house and told me that she had had sex with Rob Lowe and to come over and see the videotape of the sex scene,″ the affidavit read. It also said that ″she was going to use the film to blackmail Rob Lowe for two million dollars.″

Another friend, Lela Valerie Smith, was quoted in documents as saying she ″was told by Jan Parsons that she had had sex with Rob Lowe. ... and that they all took turns filming each other while having sex with Mr. Lowe.″


Miss Parsons, who turned 17 in April, apparently met Lowe at a local nightclub during last summer’s Democratic National Convention.

Lowe’s public relations firm issued a statement late Tuesday saying Lowe had no comment on the lawsuit ″and he will have no comment until the matter is resolved.″

Fulton State Court Judge Frank Hull ordered that divorce case documents related to the case be released, saying their contents ″have now been widely reported.″

Television stations that have broadcast edited portions of the tape have said it depicts the girl and another woman having sex, with Lowe directing them off camera. The stations say the tape also contains scenes of the actor and a male companion having sex with a third woman.

Slaton said he has not yet requested an appointment with Lowe but plans to meet with the actor before concluding his criminal investigation.

A hearing on motions to dismiss Ms. Wilson’s lawsuit against Lowe is set for June 13.

Hue Henry, the Athens attorney representing Ms. Wilson, could not be reached for comment after business hours Wednesday; his office telephone was answered only with a recording and his home telephone is unlisted. Ms. Wilson could not be located by telephone.

But the girl’s father told WSB-TV that his daughter never intended to blackmail Lowe.

″No, she would never do something like that. She wouldn’t want to be involved in something like that,″ John C. Parsons said.