Courtney Vucekovich opened up to Page Six saying that she dated the actor briefly in 2020, from June to October. She said that being with him was like dating Hannibal Lecter—claiming that “he likes the idea of skin in his teeth”—and she also alleges that he was emotionally abusive. “He said to me he wants to break my rib and barbecue and eat it,” Vucekovich told the tabloid. “‘Fuck, that was weird,’ but you never think about it again. He says, ‘I want to take a bite out of you.’ If I had a little cut on my hand, he’d, like, suck it or lick it. That’s about as weird as we got.”

The woman said the actor “sucks out all the goodness you have left” and then walks away. “He enters your life in such a big way. He’s such a captivating person. He has such a presence and he’s aware of that and he uses it in such a way that most women would think, ‘Oh my gosh, this is amazing,’ but especially young women, that’s kind of the scary part—how good he is at active manipulation and making you feel like he’s never felt this way about anybody,” she shared. “He quickly grooms you in the relationship. He’s grooming you for these things that are darker and heavier and consuming. When I say consuming, I mean mentally, physically, emotionally, financially, just everything.”

“He did some things with me that I wasn’t comfortable with,” she continued. “For God knows what reason, he convinced me that these things were OK and he put me in some dangerous situations where I was not OK, where he was heavily drinking, and I wasn’t drinking that way and it scared me. I didn’t feel comfortable.”

She added: “You end up doing things that are very out of character for you, including sex acts.”