A former Horry County police detective says that one of the women suing him for sexual assault is doing so for revenge, and in a counter-lawsuit claims the woman is a prostitute and drug addict and he never sexually assaulted her.
Troy Allen Large filed his response to the lawsuits Monday, along with the counterclaim suing for an unspecified amount of money for financial damages he says he has suffered since losing his job with the police department. Large was dismissed from the agency on sexual harassment charges in July 2015.
Large is the target of three lawsuits by women identified only as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, who say they were sexually assaulted by Large after he was assigned to investigate their rape cases, and by Jane Doe 3, who says she was harassed by Large. All three women claim Large coerced them to participate in sexual fetish catfight videos.
“The plaintiffs have continuously slandered (Large’s) good name causing (him) irreparable damage to his reputation and career,” the lawsuit said.
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Bonnie Hunt, Large’s lawyer, could not be reached for comment on his claim or to determine if he plans to counter-sue the other two women.
James B. Moore III, who represents all of the Jane Does, could not be reached for comment on the claims in the counter-suit.
In Large’s lawsuit, he claims that Jane Doe 2 has “an extensive history of arrests, lying and mental issues” and asserts that she lost custody of her children because of it.
Large confirmed that he was assigned to investigate her report in May 2015 that she was sexually assaulted. Large dismissed her case as unfounded, based on one witness who said the woman “was looking to have sex, taking naked pictures of herself and was telling people she was looking to get laid.”
At all times Mr. Large acted with respect and attempted to help the plaintiff to make better life decisions.
Lawsuit filed by former Detective Allen Large
In her lawsuit, Jane Doe 2 says she was never informed that her case was dismissed, and that Large continued to make contact with her and offered to help her get her children back and other assistance if she participated in a nude catfight video.
In a videotaped deposition held in March, Large admitted to encouraging the three women to participate in the catfight videos, and assured them they could make $2,000 per video.
Large says he was just trying to help the women financially and in his lawsuit says he took Jane Doe 2 to church with his wife, bought her food and clothing.
“At all times Mr. Large acted with respect and attempted to help the plaintiff to make better life decisions,” Large’s lawsuit said.
Large says in the lawsuit that he continued to interact with Jane Doe 2 for a month.
“The plaintiff at one time called Mr. Large and informed Mr. Large that she was prostituting so that her boyfriend could have drugs. The plaintiff further informed Mr. Large that she was selling nude pictures of herself to make money,” the lawsuit said.
In his deposition, Large says that neither Jane Doe 1 or Jane Doe 2 ever participated in the catfight videos.
Large says that Jane Doe 2 is retaliating against him with the lawsuit for refusing to continue to help her, and that when she reported to him that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, he asked the department to assign a victim advocate to her and no longer had contact with her.
Large was investigated by the department shortly thereafter and dismissed. He and at least three former officers of the agency are under investigation by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).