Australia’s Herald Sun reports that, on her Facebook page, Mendoza refers to a groping incident around 2002, when she was shooting “The Great Raid,” the first of three films she had under a three-picture deal with Miramax.
“I might have told Mr W mid-script ‘meeting’ after he sent his assistant out that I’d punch him if he didn’t take his hands off me,” she wrote.
“Shook all the way home but high-fived myself for knowing my self worth in my early 20s.
“I knew my first film would be my last after that and I was more than OK about it.”
In a second post, she added: “I was so naive I did not realise it was a set-up. I managed to escape with my integrity intact. I was shaken and dazed but OK.”
Mendoza has movie credits including “Moulin Rouge” and “The Descent: Part 2,” and TV credits including “Hotel Babylon” and “Midsomer Murders.”
In 2010, she played one of the leads in the stage version of “Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark,” but was concussed in an equipment incident.