Director David O. Russell Avoids Charges for Allegedly Groping His Transgendered Nephew
David O. Russell, director of The Fighter, was under investigation for allegedly groping his 19-year-old preoperative transgender nephew. The case, however, has already been closed and no charges will be filed.
Last week, David's nephew Nicholas Peloquin (who also goes by Nicole) claimed he felt his breasts at a hotel gym in Florida during a workout.
The Oscar-nominated director didn't deny the claim, but said it was consensual.
Now, E! News has confirmed through the Media Relations Director for the Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff's Department that David will not face criminal charges.
A rep for David said, "We are pleased that the authorities have looked into this matter and have confirmed that the investigation has been concluded and the case has been closed."
If Nicholas, however, wants to continue the case he'd have to go to the Florida State Attorney's office now.