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

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment -

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

PHOTO: ZUNINO CELOTTO/GETTY IMAGES

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