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"Charlie's Angels"

Crew Member Fired After

Butt-Slapping Minka Kelly

9/21/2011 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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A crew member on the "Charlie's Angels" set has been fired after slapping Minka Kelly's butt.

There's a report out that the guy was holding a $100 bill when he slapped her, and that she retaliated later by slapping him, but our sources say that's NOT true.

What did happen ... according to sources directly connected to the production ... is that the man did indeed slap Kelly, and sources at ABC tell us, she responded by telling him, "Please don't ever disrespect me or any other woman like that again."

Some of the witnesses told ABC honchos, and given the network's zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment, the dude was immediately banned from the set and subsequently fired.

We're told Minka did not want to get the guy fired and had nothing to do with the decision -- she was friendly with the man and upset that he lost his job after moving his family to town for the job.

And, ABC sources say, this was not an isolated incident -- the guy had done it before to other women.

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31.

CC    

Without a doubt the dude is a loser, but... These zero tolerance policies are turning Americans into *******. All it tells me is management is incapable of evaluating personnel decisions, in other words they're a bunch of nitwits. While I don't condone what this guy did I can't see firing an employee over a single incident like this. If management knew of a history of this kind of behavior maybe they shouldn't have hired him in the first place? In terms of slapping someone on the butt, is it sexual? I say probably not although it is certainly inappropriate.

1036 days ago
32.

Dom The Mover    

Well he is one stupid bastard, and deserves to be fired, and BTW jerko, jobs are not easy to come by.
So maybe you are a dumb ass and you belong working in a strip club!

1036 days ago
33.

anony    

Who cares? This show is going to be cancelled ten minutes after it premieres.

1036 days ago
34.

Sonja    

So they have a zero tolerance policy and then go on to say he's "done this before"?? Sounds like BS to me...

1036 days ago
35.

agold    

She'll only have phone sex. Anything else would be disrespectful.

1036 days ago
36.

AbsolutelyFab    

Funny... The guy had done it several times before, so where was the network's "zero-tolerance" policy? It took a celebrity to make the network to enforce its own policy. HYPOCRITES!

1036 days ago
37.

kitnplayn    

Firing him was the responsible thing to do, not only because it is illegal to assault anyone, sexually or otherwise, but also to send a strong message to all men that women are not your freakin' property, so keep your hands off unless you are invited.....or there will be Consequences!!! Pity that jerk's wife. She must be a real doormat.

1036 days ago
38.

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

Don't forget to mention the environment was one of "joking around." This was a set where such conduct was not unusual.

Also, the guy apologized to her - went up to her the next day and apologized and told her it was all in jest given the cir****tances.

This wasn't a random act where she walked by and he, out of no where, slapped her ass with a $100 dollar bill. No, this was an incident that was in conjunction with the atmosphere - maybe it went a bit far but NOT intended to be a random out of no where incident.

Now, this bitch is acting like the world is about to end and she "feels sorry that he lost his job." What a total bitch.

If it was a random out of no where slap - ok, we understand. But bitch - this wasn't a random act - it was all part of the atmosphere at the time it happened - the usual fooling around.

Filthy skank. You and your show will fail anyway. Good luck with that bitchy reputation you skank. F YOU!

1036 days ago
39.

Pockets    

Hollywood, so hypocritical. This dude's my hero.

1036 days ago
40.

Muppet    

This guy must have been hidden under a rock for the past 20 years or better to not realise that doing something like this would get him fired. It could be worse, he could be charged with sexual harrassment. He should be thanking his lucky stars she's not pressing charges!
Anyone who has ever had something like this happen knows how repulsive and degrading it is. At the very least this man owes her an apology! He may also want to enroll in a human rights course so he can be educated on what's acceptable in the work place. What a tool!

1036 days ago
41.

charley    

shouldnt have done it even tho she is a whore!

1036 days ago
42.

Rogue Warrior    

Along with snagging more child support, this is where their power comes from!

1036 days ago
43.

Tammy    

First: How does she know the man moved his family for the job? I was taught to keep it professional at work and her knowing this implies they didn't keep it professional. Second: Why did it take Minka getting her behind slapped to fire this man? Did the other women he slapped not matter?
Last: ABC should've gone further and shut the whole production down because they can't top Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith. It just can't be done!!!

1036 days ago
44.

1    

oh come on, her mother was a stripper and shes this uptight? girls like a little motivational butt slap

1036 days ago
45.

CloudzAngel    

How can ABC have a zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment yet this wasn't the first time this guy had done this? Wow, that makes a lot of sense....

1036 days ago
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