Absolutely disgusting, and what's even worse is how commonplace this is in the industry.
Lisa Rinna recently revealed that when she was starting out in Hollywood, she was put in an absolutely horrible position by a producer while auditioning for an unnamed TV show!
"I lost a role on a BIG TV series because I wouldn't bend over a chair in a producers office for 'just a quickie.' 'Just pull your panties down and bend over and the role is yours,' he said to me."
Rinna, who was 24 at the time, walked away from the role and apparently has refused to out deplorable producer in question, but according to a friend, the actress ran into the scumbag while she was on Melrose Place, and when he stopped to congratulate her, she told him, "I know everyone in this town and if you ever do what you did to me again to anyone else I will tell everyone your dirty secret."
Good! We give her a lot of credit for standing up to him the way that she did!
It's awful to think that so many people would exploit the position of power that they're in and use it to take advantage of young people, desperate for their big break!
Hopefully this unrevealed man took her warning to heart, and works with a little more integrity now!
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