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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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31.

Vanny    

Jeez, there are seriously some nasty commentors on this website. Just Wow. We don't even know if this is true, yet let the attack begin.

812 days ago
32.

feliciarox    

Come on. Fraser sued this guy for screwing up a movie and promising to pay him, which he never did. Now all of the sudden he supposedly was attacked? I'm not a fan of Brendan Fraser(he just bores me) but anyone can see this guy is trying to throw anything against the wall to get out of making good on the movie contract. He got his company into bankruptcy, the movie was never made, etc. This is a duh case.

812 days ago
33.

elysummers    

I totally do not believe this.

812 days ago
34.

jokerchick    

he was moderately attractive for half a movie once...he's so fugly

811 days ago
35.

ktaft    

According to Deadline.com, this happened at CAA, with witnesses.

Why did TMZ not print that juicy did-bit? What's the matter, are you guys scared of CAA?

811 days ago
36.

ktaft    


According to Deadline.com, this happened at CAA, with witnesses.

Why did TMZ not print that juicy did-bit? What's the matter, are you guys scared of CAA?

811 days ago
37.

Christopher    

Um. I thought Marty Singer was in jail!

811 days ago
38.

Josh Alpert    

Insider scoop: Fraser wanted to do it for about 10 million more than the original budget. With his director. In 3D. Everyone in Hollywood knows Fraser can't carry a huge budget like that right now. When the producers told him they were going to stick to their original budget, he freaked out. THAT'S when he sued.
And, yes, I am someone's ex-assistant, full disclosure.

811 days ago
39.

the jesus    

Here here to Josh as I heard pretty much the same thing. Including talk of Brendan going bonkers in a meeting long before he ever went and filed suit over his deal.

End of day what matters is the fact that i would rather see Pauly Shore or Carrot Top headline a film.

811 days ago
40.

Christopher    

Hahaha! Marty Singer starts every comment with "This is a ridiculous and absurd claim!"

Kind of like, "This is a ridiculous and absurd claim! OJ was nowhere NEAR Brentwood that night!"

He has ZERO credibility.

811 days ago
41.

Dea    

This seems like a load of crap to me...If any of it's true I have no doubt it's incredibly over exaggerated. Brendan has always seemed to be the great happy-go-lucky guy so this just sounds ridiculous.

808 days ago
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