Assuming the facts as related by Nick Nolte's publicist are true, it's pretty ridiculous for this victim to sue Mr. Nolte just because she was assaulted on his property.

Parents of a teenage girl have sued Nick Nolte, alleging their daughter was drugged and sexually assaulted at a party at the actor's Malibu home two years ago.

The lawsuit, filed Nov. 29 in Superior Court, also lists an employee and several others as defendants. One of the defendants, Nicholas Woodring, was convicted in March of having sex with the girl, then 15 and a minor. ...

"The incident happened nearly two years ago, when Mr. Nolte was not at the property," Nolte's publicist Arnold Robinson said Thursday. "It is our understanding that the individual responsible has been held accountable. Mr. Nolte was at the time, and still remains, concerned for the young lady's well-being."

Not only was Mr. Nolte not involved in the crime, he wasn't even home at the time it happened. It hardly seems to be his responsibility to know of or control his employee's non-work-related criminal activities. It's obvious why he's being sued though: he's got far more money than the actual criminals do.

I've never sued anyone, and it's hard for me to imagine doing it. I bet most people get through life, take a few knocks, and just deal with it without ever suing anyone. And then there are the people who see our court system like the lottery.... I bet the majority of civil suits are brought by plaintiffs who sue over and over again just hoping to hit the jackpot.

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