Minka Kelly was sexually harassed by a crew member on ‘Charlie’s Angels’

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This is a disturbing story. According to Star Magazine/Radar, Minka Kelly got a crew member fired on the set of the Charlie’s Angels reboot. A source tells Star that a crew member came up behind Minka, slapped her ass and held up a $100 bill. Minka was irate, as you could imagine, and she fumed for a day. When the dude tried to apologize the next day, Minka slapped him, and then I guess producers stepped in and the guy was fired…?

The reboot of iconic ’70s show Charlie’s Angels has been rocked by an incident of sexual harassment, Star magazine is exclusively reporting.

A crew member was fired from the Miami production after he inappropriately touched Minka Kelly, who plays street racer Angel Eve French on the show, which premieres this Thursday on ABC.

The staffer came up behind the 31-year-old actress and slapped her across the rear end while holding a $100 bill in his hand on August 23, an insider tells Star.

“It seems like it was meant to be a joke, but clearly it was inappropriate. Minka was shocked and absolutely irate,” the on-set source reveals. “She was still fuming about it hours later.”

When the crew member tried to apologize to Minka the next day, the ex-girlfriend of Yankees star Derek Jeter slapped him in the face. Television executives had him removed from the production the next day, Star has learned.

“The whole set was buzzing about the incident,” the source dishes. “It was quite a scandal. One day he was there, and the next he was gone.”

The axed worker — whom Star has declined to identify — confirmed there was an incident when contacted but refused to elaborate further, beyond insisting: “It was just a misunderstanding.”

Reps for Minka and the production company behind the remake of the show declined to comment on the scandal.

For the full story pick up the new issue of Star magazine — on newsstands now.

[From Radar]

A few things… one, why wasn’t the dude fired immediately after he slapped Minka’s ass and treated her like a hooker? Two, was the $100 bill a really tacky reference to Minka’s late mother, who was a stripper and presumably lived on tips? Three, I don’t like the idea of Minka slapping the dude when he was trying to apologize, but maybe she thought she had to fend for herself if the guy was still there after sexually harassing her. And four, God knows if this is really what went down.

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  1. teehee says:

    If it was a reference to her mother, how absolutely incredibly disrespectful and hurtful to Mika to do that!!! He degraded not only Minka but her mother too, and that man would have had flaming hair had he done that to me.

  2. Dangerfox says:

    I like that they list her age as 31. She could easily pass for 25 or 26, but hopefully 31 is her true age and she’s one of the few girls in Hollywood that will admit that!

  3. Lucy says:

    The Guy was a pig for sure, I’m just curious wheres the security on this set. Why weren’t the watching her and why did it take so long for this guy to be removed?

  4. kay says:

    I would be irate as well. I once had a boss, as I was bending over to pick something up, say “nice view”.
    Unfortunately, I needed the paycheque and had to stay until I could find other employment.

  5. Sweepea says:

    She’s a dead ringer for Leighton Meester. Both girls are quite lively.

    As for the article itself… shame for the guy if that’s really what happened.

  6. Kiki says:

    Agreed on all accounts. Slapping him ONE day later? And he wasn’t fired right away? It sounds like they are doing everything for the ratings, to try and save the show. First, her breakup with Jeter – there were rumors that they had broken up a while before and her PR people were trying to hold the news until Charlie’s Angels premiere, as close as possible. Then, there was the rumor she was dating her costar (even cheating on Jeter with him). Now, this? She totally gives a diva-bitch vibe, there was some incident in an airplane, with her dog last year.
    Not to mention that throwing her mother under the bus like she did for that Cosmo cover was pathetic. When she began her career, and I know this because I’ve been a FNL fan from the start, she always said that she resented her father for walking out on her and her mom. Now, she changed the story… for better publicity? Because her dad’s still around?
    And it’s not like she’s a good actress in the first place.

  7. brin says:

    If that’s what happened she should have had him fired immediately, what a pig.

  8. lin234 says:

    I think she’s a perfect ten. She is so beautiful.

    The guy should have been removed once that happened. He probably thought he could cop a feel and play it off as a joke.

  9. ladybert62 says:

    sorry but I disagree – she should have slapped him when he touched her butt and held up $100 – glad he got fired and it should have happened the day he did this insult.

  10. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Why can’t this generation conceive of anything original nowadays.

  11. Feisty says:

    I doubt he knew her mom was a stripper. He was being crass and treating her like a stripper, which is bad enough.

  12. Raised Brow says:

    “late” mother? Her mother died recently?

  13. gee says:

    I think the slap was deserved. What an asshole.

  14. Julie says:

    I think she is very pretty. She’s lost a little too much but it doesn’t look ridiculous yet. I never saw her with Jeter in terms of looking like a match.

  15. LIVEALOT says:

    something about the blonde angel is regal in that pic. love!

  16. miss_bhaven says:

    God, she is stunning. CA will catapult her career. Nice to see some real, natural beauty for a change.

  17. It is ME!! says:

    A slap?! I would have kicked him straight in the balls.

    And yeah, he should have been fired the day this happened (if this story is even true).

    Why people think they can put their hands on someone without that person’s permission and try to pass it off as a “misunderstanding” boggles my mind.

  18. bananapanda says:

    I bet she was in too much shock to react and didn’t know how/if she could get him fired. After mulling it over for a day she probably just went on instinct and slapped him.

    Didn’t the Friends writers get sued for male idiocy? Seems like crews are too heavily male these days…

  19. Hautie says:

    Any male employee, who will walked up to another female employee, and openly slap her on the ass… in front of other employee’s (which you know there were other men there)… all the while waving a hundred dollar bill in her face. Is doing it to degrade the female.

    There is nothing acceptable about it, and for treating her like a whore.

    Unfortunately, most men find this type of behavior acceptable now.

    That it is fine to openly treat women like whores and then laugh about it.

    And if the female says anything about the behavior, she is just being a humorless bitch.

    I do not blame Minka for slapping him.

    I suspect the only reason he was even “apologizing” was because he was forced to. I don’t buy for one moment he went to her with shame for humiliating her.

    He was there cause she complained and ABC is trying to stop a sexual harassment suit.

    I also tend to suspect that Minka is probably not the first female that was honored with his shitty personal behavior.

  20. Taksi says:

    @kiki I’m a FNL fan as well, and I could have sworn that she has stated that she and her father had a good relationship; at least during the first season of the show.

  21. lemniskate says:

    As to why she slapped him when he apologized?

    I can easily imagine how lame and shitty a forced apology would be from a guy who had the colossal bad judgement to think what he did would be taken as funny. “I’m sorry, I should have offered you five hundred, right?” I’d bet he didn’t get at all what he’d done wrong and was obviously not sorry at all.

  22. Kiki says:

    Hi, Taksi!
    There was a quote from her, I can’t remember where I read it, because it’s been so long, but I remember her saying that she resented her father for not being there for them, that he didn’t want to settle down because he was on tour with Aerosmith (when she was a kid). Only after she decided to move to LA and he offered her a place to stay is that they started a real relationship. So, when I read her recent interviews, all I can make out of this is that she’s trying to milk this story for sympathy.

  23. LondonLady says:

    Not appropriate, sexually inappropriate behaviour. Imagine a woman doing something like that to a male star! Its a career deathwish.

  24. Kim says:

    I would have taken the $100, decked his ass and then had him fired. What a moron!!

  25. Turtle Dove says:

    Perhaps this crew member thought he was on the Transformers set.

  26. Jay says:

    Really trying to puzzle out what he was thinking. Even the worst people still have some degree of rationality behind their actions. Was the guy drunk? Was it a case of mistaken identity? Bizarre.

  27. blue says:

    What an ass! I’m sure the studio knew about it but told him to go apologize and hoped she would accept it. When she didn’t they probably decided it was easier to replace a crew member and not one of the stars. Plus she could have sued and/or made a stink about it, if they had let her go instead.

  28. Kiki says:

    @Jay

    That’s why I’m so-very-not inclined to believe this report – I think they are just trying to keep the show on the news. But, if it was indeed an honest joke, it was a really really stupid one.

  29. dede says:

    I think she is cute!! not super pretty!! She looked horrible in that blue dior dress- jeter dumped her and you think she would sex it up a bit??? Minka annoys me!! she was brough into Charlie’s angels for star power, i am not sure what drew barrymoe was thinking!! the c list actress???? they need to stop with the remakes!! Minka probably enjoying the press on this!!

  30. BBB says:

    Slapping a coworker isn’t exactly appropriate behavior either. Yes, they should have reprimanded him or fired him for the sexual harassment but for no reason can someone slap someone at work.

  31. Seal Team 6 says:

    Good. This kind of garbage is rife in that industry.

    He should have been fired ASAP.

    I would also like more info on his “apology.” He was, I’m sure, forced to do it, and I’m curious if he was smarmy, threatening, degrading, etc. to her when giving said apology. She should have kicked him in the stones.

  32. Gem says:

    IF this is even true (who knows?)…she should have kicked him in the ‘nads as soon as it happened. He ASSAULTED her, people. Whatever she did back to him was self-defense…

  33. Pete says:

    That’s very mean, guy got what he deserved.