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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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61.

shovan    

Funny how any other site that has to do with someone black or hispanics all the racists come out and post some nonsense stuff that doesnt pertain to the article......Also the only people that can afford to throw away 400 dollars is not someone whos' poor so maybe that is the a reason why there are more blacks and hispanics on welfare. And dont even think about saying dont have sex because I grew up in a middle class area and the teenage girls that were getting pregnant were the white ones.

2403 days ago
62.

C.T.    

You're a bunch of freaks

2403 days ago
63.

jillian    

Since racial tensions are so high, why don't we just draw 3 lines in the USA. The blacks can live on one side, the whites can live on the other, and the mixed or others can live in the middle. Then, we can just work with our own kind, see our own kind, and most importantly kill our own kind. We can elect our own political officials who believe just like us. Then we will have no one to blame but our "own" kind. I am so sick of all of this race crap. Neither side is willing to give an inch, and believe me it WILL be our undoing. Do you think when we get to heaven (yes I said heaven: for you non believers that's a place where we as Christians go when we die) that God is going to put up with this crap? I'd be willing to bet he won't. And I'll bet there won't be any lines not to cross. We as humans really need to GROW UP and be forgiving loving people. Get rid of the anger, you will be AMAZED at how well you will feel.

2403 days ago
64.

hog    

Is he another morally bankrupt old wealthy powerful man in L.A.? like these loser CEO's who beat up women or hire hookers. For every one of these old yucky men there will be 10 hooker, bimbo's to fulfill every wish for them in hopes of getting some easy money. This society is gross!!!!

2402 days ago
65.

youdontknow    

Cant any of you understand that people who get fired from celebrities ALWAYS sue and make up insane stories to get some of their money? These people that are suing him are pathetic and really need to just be on their way.

2395 days ago
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assistant for a minute    

As someone who formerly worked for Jon on his estate, I too dealt with the same verbally abusive personality that the personal assistant Shelly dealt with - there were plenty who witnessed it including his wife. I quit after a very short time, but never reported it - should have. Maybe it would have been addressed and dealt with before anyone else had to experience it - though I doubt it. I used to say & believe that Jon will die old and alone... if he keeps abusing staffers, this will come true sooner than old age.

2375 days ago
67.

armforabitt    

Jon Peters is a very troubled person he is very lonely and has a disease of the heart. Its Sad

2373 days ago
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