Yesterday I was skeptical when reporting the news about an upcoming sexual harassment suit against Bones star David Boreanaz. The alleged victim was to be represented by Gloria Allred, who has taken on several clients looking to get a payday out of the famous married men they were sleeping with. In a statement in May admitting his infidelity, Boreanaz said that a woman he was involved with “asked for money. I felt as though I was being blackmailed or there was some sort of extortion.” There is also that detail that Allred currently represents two out of the six strippers on the “Girls from the Hottest [Celebrity] Scandals” tour, which also includes an adult entertainment professional, Demi Delia (Gina Rodriguez), who claims to have been Boreanaz’s mistress.
Only now that the details are out about the allegations it doesn’t sound like that’s the scenario at all. Allred held an impromptu press conference outside the courthouse yesterday with her new client, a previously unknown actress called Kristina Hagan. Hagan worked as an extra on the set of Bones, where Boreanaz approached her under the pretense that he could help her with her career. Her claims make Boreanaz sound more like a creepy abusive predator than just the serial cheater we came to know him as. What’s more is that Allred claims to represent another woman who has sexual harassment claims against Boreanaz, and there is another harassment claim filed against him by a different actress (who may or may not be the other woman represented by Allred) with the State of California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
E! Online has a breakdown of one the allegations (below). According to the lawsuit, Boreanaz met Hagan on the set of Bones and took her headshot and contact information with the promise to help her find acting work. He then sent her a barrage of text messages that day, including one with a naked shot of his penis. The lawsuit (available as a PDF on E-Online) details three different occasions in which Boreanaz tried to force himself on Hagan: in his car after offering her a ride following a coffee date, in his car when he came to meet her at her apartment, and in his trailer on set. She claims to have put up with it while under the impression that Boreanaz could get her a role on Bones.
Gloria Allred… filed a lawsuit today on behalf of an actress who claims she was sexually harassed by Boreanaz.
According to Kristina Hagan’s complaint, the 41-year-old Boreanaz approached her after she completed shooting a bit part on his hit Fox drama to ask for her headshots. Then, per the suit, he sent numerous “sexually inappropriate text messages” to her, including a cell-phone pic of—TMI alert!—his penis.
But Boreanaz isn’t going down without a fight.
“The allegations concerning any alleged inappropriate conduct by David Boreanaz are totally fabricated and absurd,” his rep told E! News. “There is no validity to this lawsuit.
According to her filing, on Sept. 9, 2009, Boreanaz offered to give her a ride. He told her he was trying to find the right role for her, and informed her he’s “the boss” who “could make things happen for her,” per court docs.
He allegedly drove Hagan to a park, where, according to the suit, he tried to force himself on her.
“[David] attempted to kiss her and touch her breasts but she pushed him away,” the lawsuit states. “[He then] unzipped his pants, pulled out his penis and began stroking it until he ejaculated.”
The complaint states that he subsequently “pushed himself on top of her, and when he tried to put his hand down her pants and touch her, she pushed him off of her.”
Then, on Sept. 29, he allegedly tried to put the moves on her in his trailer.
After filing the lawsuit, Allred and Hagan briefly addressed reporters and showed a photo of the plaintiff posing with Boreanaz.
“She is an actress who is working toward her goals, but who like many other actresses has not yet been able to achieve them,” said Allred. “For that reason, she is extremely vulnerable as many actresses are in Hollywood.”
Added Hagan: “I have confidence in the justice system and that is why I have decided to file this case.”
Hagan’s IMDb page doesn’t include any credits, but her bio says she attended Catholic school, is a married mother of two and her favorite mottos are “‘good clean fun!” and “we’re human and that’s the beauty of it all!”
[From E! Online]
It sounds more than naive for this woman to even agree to meet Boreanaz for coffee after he send her a photo of his d*ck, not to mention see him twice more after he sexually abused her. However, consider how many times he must have pulled this same very obvious and disgusting act before he found a woman who 1. put up with it hoping he was telling the truth and 2. lawyered up and decided to report it.
So not only is Boreanaz an admitted serial cheater, he’s probably a serial harasser who regularly trolled the Bones lot for victims. If this is true, and especially if (when) other women come out, I hope that Fox seriously considers whether it’s worth the trouble to fend off multiple lawsuits. Maybe his wife will wise up too and realize that all the jewelry in the world isn’t worth it.
Photo below is a handout from Gloria Allred via E! Online.