Friday, August 16, 2019

Faye Dunaway Sued By Former Assistant For Homophobic Abuse

Faye Dunaway (screen capture via YouTube)

In the aftermath of being fired from the Broadway-bound play, Tea At Five, earlier this month, the New York Post's Page Six reports Faye Dunaway is now being sued for homophobic abuse by her former assistant.

Actress Faye Dunaway relentlessly berated her gay personal assistant on the play “Tea at Five,” calling him “a little homosexual boy” before he was fired for complaining, a new lawsuit alleges.

Michael Rocha says in his Manhattan Supreme Court suit that he began working for the Broadway-bound production — from which Dunaway was eventually fired — on April 5 and was tasked with shopping, helping the actress take her meds, arranging her schedule and getting her to and from rehearsals.

Rocha — who worked at the Oscar-winning star’s East 57th Street apartment and was paid $1,500 per week — alleges that Dunaway “regularly and relentlessly subjected plaintiff to abusive demeaning tirades” and used his sexual orientation as a gay man to “demean and humiliate him at work,” the court papers charge.

The Post reported the Oscar winner was dismissed from the production last month just minutes before a performance after she allegedly slapped a crew member.

One source told the newspaper they were “fearful for their safety."

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