Film Producer Peters Was Addicted To Vicodin, Jury Hears

Law360, Los Angeles (August 19, 2011, 7:59 PM EDT) -- Jon Peters' business manager told a California jury on Friday that the woman accusing the film producer of sexual harassment was paid to sign a confidentiality agreement requiring her to keep quiet about Peters' Vicodin addiction.

Lester Knispel of Boulevard Management said that at the time Shelly Morita signed the release in 2006, he was concerned that if news leaked that Peters was addicted to the prescription pain medication, it would harm the release of “Superman Returns,” which Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. was wrapping production on...
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