Cinemax, HBO, Time Warner and a production company called True Crime LLC were sued Tuesday by an actress who claims she was bullied into performing nude scenes and was sexually harassed and placed in a dangerous work environment, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Hollywood Esq.
The actress was identified as "Anne G" in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. The lawsuit doesn’t specify which show she worked on, although the attorney who filed the suit said she worked on one episode of the late-night Cinemax show "Femme Fatales."
Anne G claims she wasn’t told she would be required to simulate sexual intercourse or perform nude, the story says.
According to the lawsuit, on the first day of shooting in 2011, "She was blindsided with rewrite after rewrite which necessitated her character to simulate sexual intercourse and for her to appear nude but for pasties on her nipples and a sticker on her private parts.”
She alleges she was told she would be sued for $100,000 for being in breach of contract when she complained she wasn’t comfortable with the content, and says she wouldn’t have agreed to the job if she knew it involved "soft-core porn."
In a May 2011 press release about the show, it was described as a "sizzling" series with a plot built around "murder mystery, hidden secrets and of course femme fatales," the piece notes.
A producer at True Crime said he hadn’t yet seen the lawsuit and wouldn’t comment until he had spoken with the show’s attorney. A representative for HBO and Cinemax said there was no one available to comment, according to the article.