Jason Bateman’s spouse, Amanda Anka, has accused superstar hotelier André Balazs of sexual misconduct.
The New York Instances reported on Thursday, November 9, that the Misplaced Freeway actress was celebrating the discharge of her husband’s movie Horrible Bosses at Balazs’ Chiltern Firehouse lodge in London in November 2014 when the 60-year-old businessman slipped his hand below her skirt and grabbed her crotch.
“On behalf of Jason Bateman and Amanda Anka, we are able to affirm that the account of André Balazs’ outrageous and vile habits on that evening in London is factual,” the couple’s rep confirmed in an announcement to the newspaper. “His actions had been handled at the moment.”
The Instances reported that Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day had been additionally on the occasion, and Anka, 48, informed them about Balazs’ alleged actions on the time. “I witnessed habits by André Balazs that was inappropriate and offensive,” Day’s spouse, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, mentioned in an announcement. Bateman, 48, reportedly confronted Balazs and spit gum in his face after he realized in regards to the alleged encounter. The couple left the lodge quickly after.
Anka was simply one of many girls named within the report. Former Chateau Marmont worker named Sarah claimed to the Instances that Balazs, her boss on the time, pinned her in opposition to a wall, coated her mouth and pushed his fingers into her vagina after having dinner collectively within the spring of 1991.
An unnamed 26-year-old feminine media govt additionally got here ahead. She claimed to the paper that the hotelier, who dated Chelsea Handler on and off from 2011 to 2013, adopted her into a toilet throughout New York Trend Week in September 2013. He allegedly reached between her legs and grabbed her crotch with out consent. “I used to be humiliated,” she recalled.
Us Weekly has reached out to Balazs’ rep for remark. He didn’t instantly reply to the Instances.
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