Briana Renee’s estranged husband Matt Grundhoffer allegedly sexually assaulted a minor patient while working as a counselor in 2009. Shocking court papers exclusively obtained by RadarOnline.com reveal the ex Little Women: LA star may have another potential victim.
The Plaintiff’s attorney filed a declaration on April 5, which included excerpts from Grundhoffer’s August 21, 2018 deposition.
In the filing, which has been exclusively obtained by Radar from a Washington state court, the Plaintiff’s attorney asked Grundhoffer, “Have you had electronic communications with any other patients or former patients of the Child Study Treatment Center besides the Plaintiff.”
He responded, “Yes.”
When asked “who,” he said, “I’m trying to think. I don’t remember. I just know that sometimes it happens. People would find you with the social media age, and they would want to say hi and thanks or whatever, but yeah.”
He was then asked if he had “any sexual-related communication with any other patients or former patients of the Child Study Treatment Center besides the Plaintiff.”
He replied, “Yes. And actually I do remember the name. I don’t remember her last name.”
As Radar broke, the accuser, who was a minor at the time of the alleged abuse, sued State of Washington; Department of Social and Health Services; and Child study and Treatment Center on June 4, 2018.
“Defendants knew or should have known that Grundhoffer posed a danger to Plaintiff and others at CSTC,” the court papers read. “Plaintiff met Grundhoffer at a time when she was a minor child and vulnerable.”
The filing continued, “Grundhoffer manipulated that vulnerability by grooming Plaintiff during their counseling sessions for a romantic relationship and breached his ethical duties by engaging in a sexual relationship with Plaintiff while she was a patient, a minor child and held at CSTC.”
In the August 2019 deposition, Grundhoffer, 41, admitted to sexual communications with the Plaintiff after she left CSTC. He claimed he has not been in the Plaintiff’s presence since she left the Study Treatment Center as a minor and that they never had a physical relationship.
He “believes” she initiated the contact after she left CSTC, but he “doesn’t remember.”
Grundhoffer claimed she sent him pictures of herself “topless” and in “underwear.” He admitted he sent her “naked” photos through Facebook and possibly text.
He admitted to writing the following message to the alleged victim, “It’s so hot to watch online. I’m so bad. I would have married your mom just to f**k you while you were my stepdaughter.”
He said to the lawyer, “That is her thing was fantasy and – a fantasy world is the best way to put it.”
He admitted to writing on November 22, 2015, “You remember how hard you got me? Pre-c*m on my fingers and in your mouth.”
When the lawyer asked, “And when you are talking about… ‘remember how hard you got me,’ you’re describing your interactions while she was at the Child Study Treatment Center, correct?” He responded, “No.”
The lawyer continued, “When did you have pre-c*m on your fingers and in her mouth?” He responded, “I never did. That’s part of the fantasy and fetish. Everything is made up from I love you to whatever. It’s all fantasy.”
Grundhoffer added, “No physical encounters happened.”
When asked, "You never had any sexual interaction with the Plaintiff?” he responded, "no."
Though he claimed they never had physical encounters, the alleged victim insisted he performed sexual acts on her when she was a patient at the facility.
The parties have scheduled a mediation on May 8, 2019 before going to trial, which was set for June 3, 2019, in an effort to save court resources.
The date of the second message is shocking, as it was only months after his wedding to Renee, 35, in April 2015.
Renee filed for divorce from Grundhoffer in November 2017 after he was involved in multiple sexting scandals.
He was then slapped with a domestic violence restraining order to protect her and their son Maverick in December 2017.
In the restraining order, which a judge granted for five years, she claimed she found graphic sexual messages between Grundhoffer and another woman that allegedly involved bestiality and the proposal of sex acts with minor children, including the proposal of involving sex acts with his minor child from a previous relationship.