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Assistants to Jon Peters: Sue You!

12/26/2007 4:03 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Superman Returns" producer Jon Peters allegedly fired two female employees -- one for refusing to have an abortion and the other for refusing his sexual advances -- according to two separate lawsuits filed Monday.
Jon Peters' lawsuit

According to documents, Adriana Silveira says she was hired in December of 2005 to work at Peters' Malibu home and office. She says she discovered she was pregnant in June of 2006 and was immediately put on one week of bed rest by her doctor because of the precarious nature of her pregnancy. She says she asked Peters for the time off, but got canned instead. She then claims two weeks after she was let go, Peters told her husband Andrew, who was also working for the producer, that his wife should have an abortion if he "wanted to keep his job." When she and her husband refused to terminate the pregnancy, Silveira says Peters then fired her husband by e-mail.

In the other suit, Blanca Hernandez says Peters hired her in July of 2005 and "systematically sexually harassed [Hernandez] on nearly a daily basis."

She claims Peters touched her on the "breasts and buttocks and waist", tried to push her into bed while he was naked, called her breasts "pillows" and asked "her to have sex in exchange for money." Hernandez says when she complained in July of 2006, she was axed. She says she was told if she reported Peters to authorities said "her and her daughter would be murdered."

Hernandez says after she filed a complaint against Peters with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, he falsely accused her of stealing a pricey $10,000 lamp.

Peters is a former hairdresser who inspired Warren Beatty's character in the hit film, "Shampoo." Last year another assistant, Shelly Morita, also sued Peters, claiming she was "harassed, verbally abused, and intimidated" so much she was forced to resign from her position. A rep for Peters could not immediately be reached for comment.

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2460 days ago


#1 - people like you make me sick.....

2460 days ago


How is that racist an unacceptable comment in any way relevant to this article? Get a life and stop using this entertainment website to post your pathetic opinions.

2460 days ago


In regards to #1 (White America) - What an unnecessary comment. Ignore this idiot. Don't bother dragging it out, it'll just give him/her the satisfaction of the attention they were obviously denied as a child.

2460 days ago


Why would anyone bring race into this? White America that comment is uncalled for. I am sure you have some stupid comments for almost anything that is put here on this website.

2460 days ago

jen jen    

white america? have you forgotten (or did you even know?) that americans are people of all races and color? that is the beauty of our country you narrow minded biggot. you are an EMBARASMENT to white people. what does race have to do with story this anyway? oh btw, as far as the "man" in the article goes, if the story is correct, he is as much a jack-a$$ as "white america. did you catch that "white america"? yeah i catagorised you and the jerk in the article TOGETHER. thats because you are both LOSERS.

2460 days ago


what a jerk...

2460 days ago


I can't believe racist comments -- or anything not relevant to the article -- are even posted. Is TMZ the bigger idiot for allowing this nonsense?

2460 days ago


Is that you Jon Peters posing as "White America" to detract from this article? Anyway, hope they take all your money from you you big loser! Having money does not entitle you to treat people like they are subhuman.

2460 days ago


That's Paris Hilton's little brothers girlfriends Father!!!
Hollywood is SICK!

2460 days ago

jen jen    

yeah so spelling is not my strong point, i didnt think it mattered here anyway. at least i am a good, kind person unlike yourself. and yes i can roll great great joints. never tried crack though. im sure you have. but D.s is exactly right, as is starfish ...this site is for entertainment and fun, not for venting our issues. white america: you need to find some kkk website and spend your time there.

2460 days ago


Has anyone seen pics of this guy's daughters? About as classy as your local stripper. Seems that a lack of anything resembling morals runs in the family.

2460 days ago


I don't understand how a woman WOULDN'T have an abortion.
Having babies is so 1980's.

2460 days ago


I wonder if there is gonna be a big spider...

2460 days ago


It's not ignorant to say that. It is ignorant to pretend there are not real differences between Whites and Blacks. It is a scientific and undeniable fact that on average they have lower IQs than White people.

It is a fact that Black men are far far less likely to stick around to raise a child than a White man. They keep themselves down by immersing themselves in an urban culture that revels in using poor english and celebrating gang violence.

They have had hundreds of years to get their act together and what do they do? They produce a song called "crank that soulja boy." Wow, if that ain't progress... I don't know what is!

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