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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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juden    

"Please don't ever disrespect me or any other woman like that again." BS what a liar. Who the hell would say that!?

1040 days ago
77.

tangert    

it is known by everyone in hollywood that minka is a horrible stuck up bitch. hope her show bombs

1040 days ago
78.

E    

Like ABC's Modern Family said this week: "Only we touch our women when they don't want us to."

1040 days ago
79.

Maria    

I don't think she was being a drama queen, she was totally in the right. Everyone deserves respect and this guy should expect no less, also she shouldn't feel bad...if he moved HIS FAMILY here why is slapping her ass? shouldn't he just focus on his job and slapping his wifes ass?

1039 days ago
80.

luigi    

Poor worker. She is a feminazi

1038 days ago
81.

Scott K.    

If the man actually did this then he was certainly in the wrong, and it isn't wrong for the studio to fire him, but the article specifically says "And, ABC sources say, this was not an isolated incident -- the guy had done it before to other women." The statement reveals that the studio has known for some time that this man behaves this way, and they're only firing him now. They are admitting that they knew he behaved like this.

So what we need to know is for how long this man was engaging in the kind of conduct. What happened to him the first time he did something similar? What about the second time, and then the third? How many women were subjected to this kind of behavior by the man before Minka Kelly was?

It sounds like the studio executives were turning a blind eye to this type of behavior until one of their stars was subjected to it. Maybe if Minka was a makeup artist or one of the other behind the scenes employees the result would've been consistent with what the studio had done before - nothing. It doesn't sit well with me that the man is being fired now; he should've been long gone a long time ago.

If Minka Kelly wants to hold someone accountable, the studio is just as guilty, perhaps moreso, than the man with the grabby hands. The real shame here is in on ABC.

1037 days ago
82.

Herman R. Willett    

Finally a decent and happy show and it get's canceled. The wife and I enjoyed this show and since it is hard to find anything to watch on TV any more we were grateful it was there and now it's canceled, we are not happy.

1017 days ago
83.

toocruel    

hi minka kelly i think that your my favroit character and i like when our eve french i like the name you picked but i feel bad that someone slapped you on your cute plushible butt and i think he should be destroyed cause hes just wrong........hope you have a great life and im jordan austin and im your number one fan ever....

986 days ago
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