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Producers Will Sue Actress for Refusing to Film a Nude Sex Scene

Producers will soon sue actress for $85,000 for refusing to film a nude sex scene.

The production company behind Cinemax's Femme Fatales has been allowed by a California judge to go forward with its countersuit against Anne Greene. Anne Greene was an actress who violated her "Nudity Rider" of her contract by refusing to film a nude sex scene.Femme-Fatales-cinemax-Season-2-2012-poster Greene has worked on several feature films including Saw 3D: The Final Chapter, alleged that Time Warner, HBO, Cinemax and the production company behind True Crime bullied, sexually harassed and placed her in a dangerous work environment. According to The Hollywood Reporter, here is producers’  side of the story:
…the actress “arrived on set, reported to wardrobe on time, but then abruptly refused to report to the set, expressing for the first time, contrary to the express terms of the Employment Agreement and Nudity Rider, that she was not comfortable performing the scene topless or allowing herself to be filmed topless.”
There was a scene where Greene would have to give oral sex and she said that she was not up to doing such a scene. The scene was rewritten for her to simulate sex. She said she would have no problem doing the scene as long as her nipples do not show.
A True Crime rep spoke to her at length in private and asked whether anything could be done to resolve her concerns. Greene allegedly explained that she would have no problem with the scene if she didn’t have to expose her nipples. And so they spoke to wardrobe to see if the actress could be fitted with coverings known as “pasties” to obscure her nipples. “The True Crime representative knew the ‘Pasties’ would show on film and therefore require True Crime to hire a body double and spend substantial time editing (both at significant unbudgeted expense) just to get the frontal partially nude shots called for in the scene, and would not be compliant with HBO’s policy prohibiting the use of ‘Pasties’ in sex scenes,” say the legal papers. “Nevertheless, the True Crime representative agreed to accommodate Greene’s wishes in order to mitigate and minimize True Crime’s losses.”
Producers allowed for the scene to happen with pasties but, they were pretty upset. True Crime blames Greene for causing “substantial delay and disruption” that caused the company to pay for several actors, filming locations, and script re-writes. Producers argue that they did the right thing by telling her what to expect and not trying to coerce her, and even trying to make accommodations to her. But, since Greene signed a contract for nude scenes she is liable for breaching contract. L.A. Superior Court Judge has found that True Crime has "provided ample evidence that it will prevail," specifically pointing towards the videos and scripts the actress got when auditioning for the role. This will make for a crazy trial. What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.

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