I'm dubious, but perhaps. You might want to read this post on the tigsource forums from an individual who spoke about it with Dennis Wedin at E3:
Originally Posted by Juan Carlo
"The oft-talked about rape scene, which is inarguably the grossest scene in the demo and actually made me sick to my stomach, was explained as a reaction to complaints regarding the woman you rescue in the first game. It's contextualized as a movie showcasing the life of Jacket [HLM1's main PC]; the movie director is warping Jacket's life to fit a preconceived narrative: that Jacket was a rapist and that the woman he rescues in the first game was sexually assaulted and held in bondage."
Dunno if it's petulance ("you're damned right he raped her") or a move to piss on idolization of Jacket or what; I didn't follow the complaints in question. I'd lean toward petulance, but, eh, authorial intent woo may be the worst flavor of woo.