Actress Charlotte Kirk claims in a not too long ago filed lawsuit she had non-consensual intercourse below duress with former Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara as a result of she feared for her protection and occupation, consistent with a brand new record.
Tsujihara stepped down final 12 months after it was once published via a chain of textual content messages that he allegedly promised Kirk performing roles and auditions in change for a sexual dating. He has denied it was once non-consensual.
The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday revealed a long record headlined, “Charlotte Kirk, Kevin Tsujihara and a Non-Consensual Intercourse Allegation That Sparked a Secret Prison Saga,” which indicated Kirk has “filed an explosive petition to vacate a gag order that has stored her most commonly silent amid a years-long combat” with the previous Warner Bros. honcho and colleagues.
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The Hollywood Reporter’s Tatiana Siegel wrote that Kirk filed the petition in opposition to Tsujihara and film moguls James Packer, Brett Ratner and Avi Lerner on Sept. three in Los Angeles Awesome Court docket with pseudonyms getting used for the 5 key avid gamers.
“The petition, which is below conditional seal however has been seen by way of THR, is aiming to vacate a gag order that has stored Kirk most commonly silent amid a years-long felony saga involving a few of Hollywood’s maximum distinguished litigators. On the crux of the combat is an incident that happened on the Lodge Bel-Air the evening of Sept. 26, 2013, and Kirk’s talent to talk freely about it,” Siegel wrote.
The 2013 incident started when Packer invited then-21-year-old suffering actress Kirk to a Lodge Bel-Air suite for “the possibility of a life-time” and an advent to Tsujihara, consistent with Siegel. The record cites textual content messages that declare Kirk texted Packer that Tsujihara was once simplest considering having intercourse as soon as she were given to the resort room.
“His [sic] no longer really nice! Very pushy!! He simply desires to f— not anything else does no longer even need To say anything else!” Kirk allegedly wrote to Packer after the assembly (by means of THR).
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She was once reportedly informed to “be cool” in reaction, however no longer a lot else was once identified concerning the come upon till THR revealed main points of the petition.
“The petition, filed by way of Kirk’s attorneys at Fagelbaum & Heller, fills in different blanks and paints an image of Tsujihara attractive in non-consensual intercourse facilitated by way of Packer, marking a dramatic flip within the narrative as it’s been disseminated within the press however in keeping with pointers THR won again in 2017,” Siegel wrote.
Bringing up the submitting, THR indicated that Kirk allegedly entered the room and noticed Tsujihara “bare at the mattress and critical intercourse” and when the actress refused she was once blocked “from leaving and menacingly informed her she needed to have intercourse with” the film tycoon.
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“Fearing for her private protection, being blacklisted and the destruction of her occupation sooner than it ever started, she complied with Mr. [Packer’s] calls for and engaged in non-consensual sex with Mr. [Tsujihara] below duress,” Siegel wrote.
Tsuijhara’s lawyer blasted the claims in a commentary to Fox Information on Friday.
“The not too long ago revealed Hollywood Reporter tale is made from lies and twisted info, and is outright fallacious in lots of respects,” Tsujihara’s private lawyer Bert H. Deixle informed the opening.
“In spite of being supplied with proof to refute a number of purported claims, The Hollywood Reporter recklessly incorporated those blatant falsehoods. Any claims made in opposition to Kevin Tsujihara associated with Ms. Kirk are legally and factually baseless, manufactured a few years after their temporary consensual dating to unjustly search the fee of cash. The connection was once pursued by way of Ms. Kirk and all the time understood by way of Kevin to be solely consensual. Whilst Kevin continues to be apologetic about the connection and the have an effect on it had on his circle of relatives, he’s going to pursue all felony therapies to be had to give protection to himself from extortionate claims and save you false accusations in opposition to him.”
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Marty Singer, who represents Packer, Ratner and Lerner additionally issued a commentary at the subject to Fox Information.
“My purchasers are the sufferers of a multimillion-dollar civil extortion plot perpetrated by way of Charlotte Kirk, her former boyfriend Joshua Newton and her newest paramour Neil Marshall. After years of ever-evolving and wildly unfaithful allegations of misconduct in an an increasing number of outlandish hunt for cash, this previous Spring, they threatened to smear my purchasers they usually jointly demanded a mindboggling $335 million,” Singer stated.
Singer’s commentary went on to mention that Kirk, Newton and Marshall had been prohibited from submitting “any lawsuit in opposition to my purchasers,” bringing up an settlement the events entered into.
“They’ve now, in fact, unnoticed that order and no longer simplest filed this swimsuit but in addition leaked it — when it was once allegedly below seal — to a pleasant reporter,” he persevered.
Singer concluded in his commentary that the claims in opposition to his purchasers are “ludicrous, offensive and fully false.”
A legal professional for Kirk didn’t right away reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
Kirk has been on the middle of 2 news-making intercourse scandals that each led to high-powered leisure executives shedding their jobs. Along with the on-going state of affairs surrounding Tsujihara, she additionally performed a job in longtime NBCUniversal government Ron Meyer leaving the corporate after admitting an extramarital affair with the actress.
“Whether or not or no longer consensual, what adopted the evening on the Lodge Bel-Air seems to had been a wide-ranging cover-up that concerned a few of Hollywood’s maximum robust males… together with Meyer,” Siegel wrote. “THR has pieced in combination the three-year saga by means of a chain of felony paperwork — maximum of them don’t seem to be publicly to be had, whilst others are public however comprise pseudonyms — and corroborated by way of e-mail exchanges between the events.”
Siegel then defined that many textual content messages are inconclusive in relation to proving consent. Quite a lot of settlements and statements also are disputed by way of events concerned.
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“On Oct. 2, a pass judgement on will make a decision whether or not the petition may also be stored below seal. It might end up to be a groundbreaking case that exams the enforceability of confidentiality agreements, that have a protracted, unsightly historical past in Hollywood as a device to prey upon essentially the most susceptible,” Siegel wrote, bringing up California Sen. Connie Leyva, an opponent of secret settlements.
“Within the period in-between, she stays not able to talk out and cope with the location — a vital step to renew her occupation as an actress. Nonetheless claiming to be owed $1.eight million from of the unique agreement settlement, she faces a pivotal second in her case,” Siegel wrote. “For now, Kirk can’t publicly cope with the Lodge Bel-Air incident, an evening that mobilized one of the vital maximum influential males in Hollywood and their high-paid attorneys to stay her silent.”