In the wake of Jade’s tragic death, Jade’s parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her former boyfriend, actor Jackson, who was filmed by Smith in her nude and then appeared in his film, The Journey Of Jade Smith.
According to court documents, Jackson also filmed the nude footage of Jade while she was unconscious in his car and drove her to the parking lot.
In the lawsuit, Jade claims she was a victim of sexual assault and battery, and that she was forced to wear a diaper and shower in a public place for several hours before she died.
Jackson was not arrested, and no charges have been filed against him.
A spokesperson for Jackson did not respond to CBS News’ request for comment on the lawsuit.
In a statement to PEOPLE, Jacksons lawyer, Steve Smith, said the lawsuit was “outrageous, unjust and completely unfounded.”
Smith said that the lawsuit “is without merit.”
“Jackson’s behavior was wholly inconsistent with what I expected and expected from a professional performer,” he said.
In a statement, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said that while the lawsuit is baseless, it “is not aware of any evidence to suggest that Jackson engaged in sexual misconduct with Jade or that he sexually assaulted her.”
The statement continued: “We understand that this case has been very difficult for Jade’s family, and we are looking into the matter.”
The lawsuit alleges that Jacksson did nothing to stop the alleged assault.
The lawsuit is seeking $1 million in compensatory damages, and $1.25 million in punitive damages.