Movie Producer's Ex-Asst Nets $3.3M In Harassment Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 26, 2011, 9:44 PM EDT) -- A California state jury awarded Jon Peters' former assistant $3.3 million on Friday, ruling that she was subject to severe and pervasive sexual harassment while employed by the Hollywood producer of critically acclaimed movies including "Batman," "The Color Purple" and "Rain Man."

The jury awarded Shelly Morita $2.5 million in punitive damages and $822,000 for lost wages and emotional distress. Morita claimed that Peters intimidated, sexually harassed and verbally abused her while she worked as his personal assistant from 2005 to 2006 and was employed by...
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