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In countersuit, former detective claims victim arranged 'catfight,' not him

Former HCPD detective Allen Large gives a deposition regarding lawsuits against him. (Source: Southern Reporting) Former HCPD detective Allen Large gives a deposition regarding lawsuits against him. (Source: Southern Reporting)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Former Horry County Police detective Troy Allen Large, the man at a center of several lawsuits claiming misconduct and sexual assault of victims he was working with as a detective, filed another counterclaim Thursday against one of the women who made these allegations earlier this year.

The counterclaim is against a woman identified only as “Jane Doe 3,” one of several women to file similar lawsuits against Large. The lawsuit, filed on June 13, also claims Large engaged in a pattern of unwanted sexual advances, and that while several high-ranking members of the police department knew of these incidents, as well as allegations of sexual advances by Large on other female victims, they failed to take action against him.

Throughout the winter of 2015, Large showed up at the victim’s home unannounced and offered to help, “get her on her feet,” but did not discuss her assault case that he was allegedly assigned to investigate, the suit states. The counterclaim states that while Large acted as a detective on the victim’s cases in the 1990s, he was assisting as a friend and not an officer of the law in 2015.

According to the victim’s lawsuit, Large coerced the victim to participate in nude, sexual-fetish “catfights,” and on at least one occasion, took the victim to Ashville to participate in the catfight while he videotaped the encounter.

In the counterclaim, Large’s attorney admits that Jane Doe 3 did learn about the catfights from him, she went on to the catfight website and arranged to have a match with another woman in Ashville, North Carolina. The countersuit asserts that Large played no role in arranging the match; video shows Jane Doe 3 voluntarily entering into the match without any coercion.

The counterclaim asserts that Jane Doe 3 has “blatantly misrepresented the facts in order to abuse the system and obtain some type of money.” The countersuit denies all other allegations made by Jane Doe 3’s suit, stating that there is no proof of any of the woman’s claims.

The countersuit seeks actual damages, consequential, compensatory, and punitive damages from the plaintiff for her “malicious actions” towards Large. The countersuit also seeks attorney fees, damages for slandering Large’s name, and for violation of the South Carolina Frivolous Proceedings Act.          

A separate scheduling order states that the earliest a trial in this case would happen is July 3, 2017. The order also requires a conference of all parties be held no later than August 11, 2016, to confer on several case matters, including whether Jane Doe 3’s identity should remain confidential.

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