Sunday, April 26, 2009

LOST Star Accused of Sexual Harassment

Chelsea Stone, a former ABC employee, is suing Henry Ian Cusick - who plays Desmond David Hume on LOST - for sexual battery and harassment. 

According to the suit, Henry Ian Cusick "allegedly squeezed and placed his face on the plaintiff's breasts, kissed her on the mouth, and caressed the back of her body while making moaning sounds". Ms Stone claims this happened "on or about" 16 October 2007. According to the court documents, which are posted on E! Online, Ms Stone complained to Carla Bowen, her immediate supervisor and 2nd AD. The defendants, which includes ABC Entertainment and Grass Skirts Productions, allegedly became "very hostile towards [Ms Stone] for making complaints regarding [the actor's] conduct". Twelve days after, Ms Stone was fired by the 2nd AD, Norman Kali. 

Ian, by which the actor goes, has not released any statement through his representative, as well as ABC and Grass Skirts Production.

This is truly disturbing. In my opinion, Ian doesn't seem to be the pervert that Ms Stone is saying he is. I keep picturing him in my mind as he does the obscene acts specified in the lawsuit, and yet it feels too weird. 

What do you guys think? Do you think that Ian could have done what Ms Stone is saying he did? Why? Or why not?

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