Sexual Harassment by Hollywood Producer Yields $3.3 Million Verdict

A California jury ordered film producer Jon Peters to pay his former assistant more than $3 million after finding that Peters sexually harassed her.  The jury found that Peters fondled her at his Malibu home and climbed into bed with her in a hotel while filming “Superman Returns” in 2005.   She claimed that she couldn’t find work in Hollywood after suing Peters because of his influence in the film industry.  The jury awarded Shelly Morita $822,000 in compensatory damages and $2.5 million in punitive damages.

Peters produced several well-known films such as ”Flashdance,” ”The Color Purple,” ”Batman” and “Rain Man.”

August 29, 2011 – Paul Castronovo – Castronovo & McKinney

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