TIMES SQUARE — A violent groper fondled a woman at a talent agency's casting call while asking, "What if this was a rape scene?" before throwing another against a wall and smashing the place to pieces, authorities said.
The attacker, Jerry Saint Florant, 25, was in the 115 W. 45th St. offices of Nine9 The Unagency while the agency was holding an open casting call around 7 p.m. on May 16, police said.
The agency's manager “repeatedly” asked Saint Florant to leave, but he instead went further inside the location, a criminal complaint filed with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said.
At some point, Saint Florant lifted up the dress of a New Jersey woman waiting for the casting call, ran his hands up her thighs and asked her, “What if this was a rape scene?” police and the DA’s office said.
The woman tried to push him away, at which point he grabbed her feet and yanked at her legs, toppling her from the chair she was sitting on, which struck her in the head, the complaint said.
The woman suffered pain to her tailbone as a result, the DA’s office said.
Saint Florant also picked up a Manhattan woman waiting for the casting call and threw her against a wall, at which point the woman pepper-sprayed him, police and the DA’s office said.
He also smashed shelves and picture frames inside the front desk area, causing $250 in damage, police said.
Saint Florant was arrested and charged with forcible touching, assault, criminal mischief, menacing, attempted assault, criminal trespass, attempted forcible touching and harassment, the DA’s office said.
He is currently being held on $5,000 bail and is expected to next appear in court on Wednesday, city Department of Correction records show.
An attorney for Saint Florant did not respond to a request for comment Monday.
Nine9 The Unagency — which has helped shows like "The Voice," "America’s Got Talent" and "America’s Next Top Model," its website said — did not respond to a request for comment Monday.