Producer Randall Emmett forced a young woman to trade sexual favors for movie roles, the woman’s attorney said.
The accusations were included in a far-reaching Los Angeles Times exposé published Thursday that detailed numerous alleged misdeeds by the 51-year-old low budget movie producer.
Emmett denied the vast majority of the allegations and downplayed the others. His producing credits include “The Irishman” and “Lone Survivor.”
High-profile women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred said that Emmett explicitly told the 23-year-old aspiring actress “that to receive acting work” under his company “she would have to perform sexual favors.”
Allred said the woman asked Emmett if she had landed a role and he responded by writing: “Yes. one day of work and u need to f— me hun.”
The young woman appeared in two different Emmett-produced films over three years, the L.A. Times reported. She gave Emmett oral sex and massages, allowed him to digitally penetrate her and stood naked in his office while he masturbated, Allred said.
The woman began seeing a therapist in 2016 and stopped working for Emmett, according to the Times. Allred sent a letter to Emmett on the woman’s behalf on Oct. 5, 2021, and it led to a $200,000 payout in January 2022.
An Emmett spokesperson told People magazine that the producer “staunchly denies the allegations” and said they dated to 2012.
Emmett’s team blamed the exposé on his ex-fiancée, “Vanderpump Rules” star Lala Kent.
“Lala Kent has lied and manipulated others in her desperate attempt to win full custody of their daughter, keep her name in the press and remain relevant in reality television,” Emmett rep Sallie Hofmeister told People.