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Anne Hardcastle & Michael Taylor: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Michael Taylor and Anne Hardcastle. (Linkedin/Instagram)

A former professional hockey player and his girlfriend have been accused of drugging a woman and raping a woman after trying to convince her to a have a threesome while they were at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

Michael Taylor, 45, and Anne Hardcastle, 27, were arrested at their New York City apartment last week by a regional fugitive task force, the New York Daily News reports.

They are accused of sexually assaulting the woman at a hotel in Park City during the January film festival, according to the Daily News.

The woman says she was given alcohol and drugs by the couple, and then they suggested a threesome, the Daily News reports. She told police she felt uncomfortable, but before she could leave, everything “went black.” She woke up in bed with Hardcastle the next morning and later went to the hospital, police say.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. The Victim Says She Was Given Ecstasy & Was Left With Bruises, Scratch & Bite Marks on Her Body

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Anne Hardcastle. (Instagram)

The victim told police she met Anne Hardcastle and Mike Taylor on January 25 while they were at a Park City bar during the Sundance Film Festival, according to court documents obtained by the New York Daily News.

She told police Taylor bought three rounds of tequila for her while she chatted with the couple, according to court documents. They then invited her to go to a party, but said they wanted to stop at their hotel room first, she told investigators. The victim went with them, where she says she was given more alcohol, and Ecstasy, before being asked to join the couple in a threesome.

The victim told police she tried to escape and sent two text messages to friends saying she might need a ride home, but then blacked out, according to the Daily News.

She went to the Park City Medical Center the next day, where an examination found scratch marks on her upper body, suction marks on her neck, bruises and bite marks on her arm, a bitten lower lip and acute vaginal pain, the warrant obtained by the Daily News said.

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Anne Hardcastle, 27, is accused raping a Utah woman while at the Sundance Film Festival after trying to get her to have a threesome with her boyfriend, Mike Taylor.

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2. Hardcastle Told the Victim on Instagram ‘You Liked it Rough & So I Gave You What You Wanted,’ Cops Say

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Anne Hardcastle. (Instagram)

The victim told police that on the same day she went to the hospital, Anne Hardcastle sent her a friend request on Instagram and began communicating with her there, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

The conversation between Hardcastle and the victim over the next few months gave police the incriminating evidence they needed to make an arrest, according to the Tribune.

“You said you liked it rough and so I gave you what you wanted,” Hardcastle told the victim in one message, according to court documents obtained by the Tribune.

Police said in the arrest warrant that Hardcastle admitted to molesting and performing oral sex on the victim and licking her breasts, according to the New York Post. Hardcastle also said Taylor fondled the victim’s breasts and touched her, according to police.

The couple were arrested last Friday and a source tells the Post they were taken into custody following a night of partying.

Hardcastle “stood quietly” with a “stunned expression on her face,” the source told the Post, while Taylor, “began babbling about his love for law enforcement, claiming that he gives donations to police organizations.”

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3. Her Dad Says She ‘Wouldn’t Hurt Anyone’ & ‘Couldn’t Have Been Happier’ After Returning From Utah, One of Many Trips She’s Taken With Taylor

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Anne Hardcastle in an Instagram photo taken during the Park City trip, which was caption, “My middle name’s Danger.”

Anne Hardcastle’s father, Ed Hardcastle, told the New York Daily News he was shocked by the allegations.

“The last thing she would do is engage in this sort of activity. She’s not that sort of person at all. She wouldn’t hurt anyone,” Hardcastle told the newspaper.

He also said she “couldn’t have been happier about that trip to Utah. There was no mention of any incident.”

Ed Hardcastle said his daughter had taken many trips with Taylor.
Anne Hardcastle’s Instagram page, @softshack, shows photos of a hard-partying Hardcastle in many exotic locals. She most recently took a trip to Las Salinas Beach in California, two weeks ago, and also posted photos from trips to Ibiza, Rome, Barcelona, Key West and Miami.

Hardcastle is originally from Maryland. She last worked as an executive assistant at an investment firm, and has also worked in marketing, according to her Linkedin profile.

She graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in communication and media studies,


4. Taylor Played in Minor League Hockey for 7 Seasons Before Starting a Career in Finance

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Mike Taylor played college hockey at Northeastern University and then professionally for seven years for several minor league teams, according to HockeyDB.com.

Taylor, originally from Canada, retired from hockey in 2001 after playing for the San Diego Gulls in the West Coast Hockey League, according to a San Diego Union Tribune article. He led the team in scoring that final season, but decided to quit hockey to go to business school at Duke University, citing lingering back injuries.

“Growing up with hockey, it’s something I love to do, and no matter what age I give it up, I’m going to have second thoughts,” Taylor told the Union Tribune at the time. “I just know it’s in my best interests for my future and physical condition. I have degenerative arthritis, plus a couple bulging disks and basically I can’t do certain things for any length of time.”

According to his Linkedin page, Taylor began a career in finance after attending Duke. He worked as a trader at Lehman Brothers, before becoming a vice president at Aqueduct Capital and a principal at Greenhill & Co. He joined First Avenue Partners LLP as a principal, focusing on alternative assets capital raising, in January 2015.

His bio page was removed from the First Avenue Partners’ website.


5. Taylor & Hardcastle Are Being Held Without Bail on Charges Including Object Rape, Which Carries a Possible Life Sentence

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Anne Hardcastle. (Instagram)

Mike Taylor and Anne Hardcastle are being held without bail in New York pending their extradition to Utah to face the sexual assault charges there, the New York Daily News reports.

Deputy Summit County Attorney Joy Natale told The Salt Lake Tribune that Taylor and Hardcastle waived extradition hearings and arrangements are being made for them to be transported to Utah.

Hardcastle is facing charges of object rape and forcible sodomy. Taylor is also charged with object rape, and is also accused of forcible sexual abuse.

Object rape and forcible sodomy are both first-degree felonies punishable of five years to life in prison. Forcible sexual abuse is a second-degree felony punishable by a prison sentence between one to 15 years in prison. But the charge can be upgraded to a first-degree felony if the defendant is found to have caused serious bodily injury, according to Utah law.

According to online jail records, Hardcastle is being held at the Rose M. Singer Center on Rikers Island. Taylor is in custody at the Manhattan Detention Complex, nicknamed The Tombs, in Lower Manhattan.

They are both due in Manhattan Criminal Court Friday, records show.

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19 comments

    • Hey Judah, aka shitface, did you know interracial rape, is almost exclusively black on white. Btw, you sound extremely bitter, about being born a Black

      • I love how Johnny just assumes it must be a black person saying this and thus ends up race-baiting with garbage evidence just like Judah did.

        Hey Johnny, did you know that:

        Only about 1 percent of African Americans — and no more than 2 percent of black males — will commit a violent crime in a given year.

        No more than 0.7 percent (seven-tenths of one percent) of African Americans will commit a violent crime against a white person in a given year, and fewer than 0.3 (three-tenths of one percent) of whites will be victimized by a black person in a given year

        In 2002, blacks committed a little more than 1.2 million violent crimes, while whites committed a little more than three million violent crimes. If each black criminal had a 57 percent chance of encountering (and thus potentially victimizing) a white person, this means that over the course of 2002, blacks should have been expected to victimize roughly 690,000 whites. But in truth, blacks victimized whites only 614,176 times that year. Conversely, if each white criminal had only a three percent chance of encountering and thus victimizing a black person, this means that over the course of 2002, whites would have been expected to victimize roughly 93,000 blacks. But in truth, whites victimized blacks 135,931 times: almost 50 percent more often than would be expected by random chance.

  1. I love how parents think they know so much about their kids. Just to review, Mr. HARDcastle, your daughter has been to exotic locales partying at all of them. She has made that well-known. She doesn’t seem to need a job but visits all these wonderful places with Mr. Taylor? Are you really that naive or just stupid?

  2. WTF am I missing here? “The victim told police she tried to escape and sent two text messages to friends saying she might need a ride home” is this the only thing that is even worthy of law enforcement or did I miss something in the needless flotsam of this article? If so, again, WTF

  3. “She was given alcohol’. She could have said no. She went to their room. She could have said no. Nowhere in the article does it say she said no. She said she liked it rough and that’s what he did and somehow that is wrong? Why, because now she ‘says’ she doesnt like it rough? They were all drinking but because she has regrets the next day these people might go to jail? And using a sex toy can send you to prison for life? In Utah where you can have more than one wife? This country is a place of double standards and way too much political correctness. Common sense is long gone.

    • She texted her friends then “blacked out” Sorry, but unconscious is nonconsensual. If you read between the lines you will note that the victim got her attackers to continue an online conversation thereby giving the prosecutors their case. If either of them had chosen not to respond they probably wouldn’t have as much of a case. Either way the victim will be dragged through the mud, much like these two other people and it will all be very public and no one will learn anything and the cycle will continue.

    • I know the phrasing “was given” is so absurd. She “took truckloads of alcohol and extacy then regretted being so out of it that a pair of psychos took advantage of her”

  4. Hardcastle’s father stated that she didn’t mention to him the S&M/bondage session with all the hot, three-way sex. I guess family communication is not so good.