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Brendan Fraser

Sued for Allegedly

Battering Movie Producer

7/12/2012 2:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Fraser's lawyer, Marty Singer, tells TMZ, "This is a ridiculous and absurd claim by Mr. Moyer.  He's desperately trying to avoid the monies that he guaranteed to pay to Brendan -- more than $2 million -- and has concocted this claim.  He recently just put his company into bankruptcy.  This is just another desperate attempt by him to avoid paying his debt."

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Brendan Fraser
unleashed TWO physical attacks on one of the producers of a movie he is set to star in ... so says the producer who is now suing the movie star ... TMZ has learned.

The man who filed the suit is Todd Moyer -- one of the producers on the movie "The Legend of William Tell" ... a movie that has been in the works since 2011.

In his suit, Moyer claims he was hanging out at the Hilton Hotel in Indianapolis on July 27, 2011 ... when an "intoxicated" Brendan Fraser began to "physically push, verbally threaten and poke [Moyer] in the chest repeatedly." Moyer doesn't specify what led to the alleged attack.

But six months later ... on January 31, 2012 ... Moyer says Fraser struck again -- this time during a meeting about the movie at the offices of Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

According to Moyer, Fraser demanded that Moyer hire a producer named Charlotte Huggins to work on "Tell" ... but Moyer refused.  That's when Fraser allegedly went nuts -- screaming threats and striking  Moyer in the chest at least 20 times.

Moyer said he suffered extreme mental anguish and physical pain -- and wants at least $25k in damages.

Fun Fact -- Fraser sued Moyer back in May ... claiming Moyer has bungled the film ... causing delays that forced Fraser to pass up other work. Fraser is demanding more than $3 million in damages. That case is still ongoing.

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16.

Rae    

Brandon Fraser has lost his looks. He is not aging well.

801 days ago
17.

supermom    

He used to be hot-damn!

801 days ago
18.

big'un    

Sounds like another screwed up celeb

801 days ago
19.

Tee    

He was offered other work?

801 days ago
20.

David    

You guys try and make a comeback with your career and see how you like some guy (probably jewish) hindering, and or torpedoing your attempt. He is fighting for his career! Only a coward wouldn't.

801 days ago
21.

Majestik    

Is this guy related to Joe Ezsterdouche?

801 days ago
22.

stu    

25k is $25 to Brandon. Will Todd want that in cash or deducted off the 3 mil he's going to owe Fraser?

801 days ago
23.

Bridget    

This seems to be a revenge suit to me. As for what Brendan looks like. I always thought he was handsome. And I'm not 100% sure that has changed, considering TMZ isn't known for putting up the most flattering pictures.

801 days ago
24.

MrHarrybawls2010    

The only thing worse than brendan fraser's looks is his personality...or lack thereof. He was on Letterman a couple years back and the interview almost came to a screechng halt...he just had nothing interesting to say. Total chowderhead.

801 days ago
25.

qtπ    

U-----G----L-----Y !!! He ain't got no alibi, he's ugly, woo woo, he's ugly!!

801 days ago
26.

Angry Wes    

$25,000 for poking someone in the chest. America you guys are AWSOME!

801 days ago
27.

whatevs    

Fatso.

801 days ago
28.

tellmeaboutit     

How Fraser is still working at all is a mystery. Somebody should kick him once in the ass for every crappy movie he ever made, and that's pretty much all of them. He wouldn't be able to sit down for a month.

801 days ago
29.

tigrr    

Sounds like a whiney producer. Producers are like wild-life... sometimes it take a bit of effort to get their attention.

801 days ago
30.

tigrr    

Trust what a Producer says??? NEVER!

801 days ago
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