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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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Jen - as is often commented here, he's just throwing things out there to get a reaction - much like little kids do when they can't otherwise get any attention. Very sad story for Adolf. He may need years of intensive therapy to be helped. I regret my need to respond anyway...

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jen jen    

so true rudolph. as much fun as this has been, i am going to go read about fergie now. and maybe i can get into a debate about global warming in that chat box!! later, white trash..oops i mean white!

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Jon Peters is a "bad boy", but he doesn't run around naked to hit on the employees! Jon has enough girlfriends and more.....
He is not true to his promises, when someone helps him out or has been in his life. He promises a HUGE $$ bonus and it doesn't ever come.....even to his closest friends that helped him thru his worst times and kids issues!!!!! I know one and she has been a sister to him for 23 years!
It seems the people that are good to him get screwed and the ones that sue him for anything, get it all.....That is a sad case.
He has very few friends if any, and a blood-sucking x wife that is back with him for the money, but she is a ho and has 2 boyfriends, plus has told employees that she can't stand Jon......hmmmmm, and he is still with her? Does he know? Insiders tell all about her hanging around for all the gifts and money she can get. WOW and he has GOOD friends that SHE does not want in his life, only because they know her she steals his mail, grabs his calls, and he has no idea.......KARMA?...She is his money that important?......she is getting older and older and keeps all the plastic surgery going tho! She had a baby to lock in the estate!, all planned!!!! Jon, we thought you were smarter than that.........As For the LawSuits, there could have been many more, only because he is a target, not because he is chasing the employees! There could have been even more lawsuits for moneies promised and never received for work done, etc. ENOUGH negative!

2460 days ago


What a creep,he was good looking at one time,he was married to Lesley Ann Warren in the 70's.

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He's a pedophile. Another lawsuit is that he exposed himself to an employee's three-year-old daughter. He's also been with all his children's nannies.

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First of all Jon Peters was not the inspiration for the Warren Beatty character in Shampoo. I have no idea why the press continues to print that. The times don't match up unless Peters is lying about his age by 10 years. The character was based on a guy named Gene Chacov (excuse the spelling of the last name. Peters only wishes he was that cool.

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Jon Peters was most definitely NOT the model for Warren Beatty's character in Shampoo. It was modeled on Gene Shacove. Jon Peters was nothing compared to Shacove. If he had any class, ha ha, he would set the record straight himself.

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Wow. Maybe Jon Peters should hire me. We would not have these issues.

2460 days ago

misty meanor    

Sounds like your typical B.S. lawsuit, searching for some deep pockets for some free money (without having to work) via a settlement or the lawsuit lottery.

2460 days ago


He looks like Bush

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I've heard of liberals who for reasons unfathomable encourage friends, relatives and employees to get abortions.

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Hey JIZY Pregnancy is how we repopulate the world!!! DUH!!!

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Hey JIZY Some of the sane people actually want to have families!!! DUH!!!

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Hey JIZY No mre children=no one to bring you that wonderful starbuck's you enjoy so much!!!

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