A story published by IndieWire accuses "Ain’t It Cool News" head guy and Fantastic Fest co-founder Harry Knowles of groping an Austin-area woman at Drafthouse events 17 years ago.
Deborah Cannon/AMERICAN-STATESMAN Harry Knowles, of Ain't It Cool News, arrives at the 2008 Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards in Austin, Texas on Friday, March 7, 2008.
In the story, titled "Harry Knowles Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Austin Woman Two Decades Ago, and Drafthouse Owners Didn’t Take Action," a woman named Jasmine Baker says that Knowles rubbed up against her on more than one occasion.
Knowles denied the charges in the story and on Twitter.
There's a story coming about me that is 100% untrue. I was this person's friend and confidant. I wish her nothing but the best. But untrue— Harry Knowles (@headgeek666) September 23, 2017