HEARD FILES CASE AGAINST PRODUCER OVER NUDE SCENES
The actor, who had been sued by Christopher Hanley after she staged a publicity boycott, says she hadn’t agreed to the scenes
Actor Amber Heard (left) has counter-sued the producer of her 2015 film London Fields, accusing him of keeping a series of sexy photos of her without her consent.
Christopher Hanley initially filed suit against the actor after she and director Mathew Cullen staged a publicity boycott at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival in Canada, following the producer’s alleged movie takeover. Hanley’s USD 10 million claim against Heard for an alleged breach of contract and her subsequent refusal to attend the Toronto premiere was filed in November last year, and now she has responded by telling a judge, “This case shines a spotlight on the dark underbelly of Hollywood”.
In a cross-complaint targeting Hanley and his wife Roberta and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Heard’s attorney claims, “A rising film star, Heard agreed to play the lead in the motion picture entitled London Fields based on Martin Amis’s novel. After reading the script, she insisted on specific restrictions about nudity and sex scenes in the film as a condition to agreeing to appear in the Movie. Hanley... expressly agreed to Heard’s terms, and they were memorialized in the Nudity Rider to her contract.”
According to Heard, Hanley fired director Cullen and created a Producer’s Cut that included unauthorised sexual images and vulgar scenes.
This case shines a spotlight on the dark underbelly of Hollywood AMBER HEARD, ACTOR