Actor Laurence Fishburne has been sued by his former personal assistant, who claims the actor fired her because she became pregnant.
In documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Kristel Crews claims, among other things, that during her pregnancy and before she was fired, Fishburne confronted her and forced her "to explain to him in great detail, repeatedly, why she made the decision to have a child and the physical course it took to become pregnant."
The suit also claims that Fishburne told her he did not believe "in women having children on their own," and "that there were consequences to her decision to have the baby without consulting him..."
Crews also alleges that her former boss "could not understand why she had not come to him before she made the decision to become pregnant."
Lawrence Gartner, attorney for Fishburne, issued the following statement to TMZ: "We categorically deny the allegations by Ms. Crews. During the course of her employment, she was always treated in a fair and professional manner and thus we are disappointed that she choose to raise these assertions. It is unfortunate that the visibility of actors causes people to say all kinds of things about them for what we can only assume are their own purposes. We are confident that Mr. Fishburne will be vindicated in these proceedings."