The domestic abuse allegedly occurred in 2009.
The 2010 report landed right before Fassbender’s mainstream success, it came after Inglourious Basterds—and was promptly ignored and seemingly forgotten.
Fassbender has never commented on the accusations. These allegations did not negatively affect Fassbender’s career. He has never been asked to comment on his own past.
Fassbender was alleged to have dragged his former girlfriend Sunawin “Leasi” Andrews, alongside a car and broke her nose.
The allegation has now resurfaced in the era of #MeToo and Time’s Up, with The Daily Beast obtaining the petition Andrews filed in court against Fassbender.
Andrews filed a restraining order in 2010, requesting Fassbender stay away from her and her two children.
She also sought $24,000 to pay for medical bills that were the result of the injuries she says she suffered after Fassbender abused her on multiple occasions.