Kevin Thomas Roy, a veteran Hollywood production assistant and assistant director, was fired from the set of the movie Allegiant after news that he’d pleaded no contest to invasion-of-privacy charges related to covert nude picture-taking. Last month, Jezebel reported that Roy had been accused of possessing more than 400 secretly filmed images of women changing and using the bathroom, many apparently taken of actresses and female crew members on film sets.
Lionsgate Films dismissed Roy after Allegiant cast and crew members began circulating the details of the voyeurism case that had been documented on Jezebel.
“He just kept on telling people that his ex-wife found a porn stash on his computer and that it was no big deal, ” one stand-in from the Allegiant set told Jezebel the day after the story and a copy of Roy’s search warrant were published. “Lots of people on set believed that he didn’t do anything wrong and we were warned by production staff not to discuss it. Mentioning Kevin would get you suspended. So we decided to print out the article, and the warrant and distribute it on set since production staff wasn’t doing anything about it.”
The head of the Allegiant production crew did not respond to requests for comment at the time, but two days after cast and crew had circulated the warrant, Julie Fontaine, the head of PR for Lionsgate, sent Jezebel a text:
“He will not be returning to set. We are looking into the matter and won’t have further comment until we’ve completed our inquiry.”
Asked if those who hired Roy had been aware of his legal troubles, and what excuse he had given to leave the production to attend his court hearing in Los Angeles, Fontaine texted back the same message.
According to the search warrant obtained by Jezebel, Roy was in possession of five hard drives containing more than 40 videos and 400 images captured by secret cameras he had allegedly set up in his family home, on film sets, in changing rooms, and in bathrooms. Footage on the hard drives showed images of actresses, models, family members, friends, and strangers in various states of undress, showering, and using the toilet, according to the warrant and accounts of people who have seen the footage. Detective Thanh Flumerfelt, the senior investigator for the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office, described Roy in his warrant as “voracious consumer of voyeuristic matter.”
Investigators became aware of Roy’s hard drives after his ex-wife discovered them. According to the warrant, Roy’s ex-wife asked for him to get psychological help or she would turn in the tapes.
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