Filmed sex assault alleged in Capitol Hill gay bathhouse last year

steamworkssuitA man who claims he was drugged, sexually assaulted, and filmed by a group of men in a gay bathhouse on Capitol Hill last summer has filed a lawsuit against one of his accused assailants. The case spilled out of the courts over the past year with a series of “wanted” posters documenting allegations against the alleged attacker that have appeared on Capitol Hill utility poles.

In his lawsuit, Robert Isacson says he sustained unspecified injuries in the July 2013 attack inside Summit Ave’s Steamworks and said he is concerned the accused will publish videos of the incident.

In an April countersuit denying the accusations, the defendant said Isacson put up the “wanted” posters around Capitol Hill and online with the defendant’s name and photograph. The defendant, 37 and a Tacoma-area resident, is seeking at least $1 million in damages. CHS is not naming the man because he has not been charged with a crime.

Attorneys for Isacson countered the defamation claims in a response last week citing First Amendment privileges and said that the posters were made with “the proper motive of informing the public.”

Isacson’s attorney declined to comment for this story as did a Steamworks representative. A representative for that firm said she was unsure if police had investigated the alleged incident. The defendant’s attorney did not return a call for comment.

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5 thoughts on “Filmed sex assault alleged in Capitol Hill gay bathhouse last year

  1. Mr. Isaccson seems to be trying to use the court system to further his sick and twisted scheme to try and get back at the Tacoma man who spurned his advances.

      • I know the guy who was on the posters that went up on the hill. I notified him when I saw them up on telephone poles. The guy who making these false accusations is or at least was a drug addict and he made up this whole story to get back at the guy he’s now ” suing” for not wanting to date him. His meth addiction was a big part of this whole situation.

  2. It sounds to me like Steamworks should also file a lawsuit against Robert Isacson along with the Tacoma man. Placing “WANTED” posters with the guy’s name and photograph all over Capitol Hill for something he wasn’t even charged with for everyone to see? That reeks of LIBEL for both the man on the poster as well as the business establishment.

    1. LAW
    a published false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation; a written defamation. synonyms: defamation, defamation of character, character assassination, calumny, misrepresentation, scandal-mongering,etc.

    This article is laughable. I hope Steamworks sues this litigious nut (Isacson), as well as this very publication/blog.

    • Those posters could have ruined the career of the person they were for and that was the intention of Mr. Isaccson revenge against the guy who I know who had turned down Isaacson’s romantic advances.