A woman has filed a lawsuit against Warren Beatty, alleging that a Hollywood actor pressured her to have sex with her in 1973, when she was 14 or 15 years old.
Christina Charlotte Hirsch filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday. Beaty is not cited by name in the suit, but the defendant is nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Clyde in ‘Bonnie & Clyde,’ an apparent reference to Beaty, reports ‘Variety’ Is.
Hirsch, who now lives in Louisiana, said Beatty visited him Movies set, where he gave her “inappropriate attention”, commented on her looks and gave her his phone number.
She claimed that Beatty called her several times in 1973, invited her to the hotel where he was staying and took her on drives.
The suit also states that Beatty, who would have been about 35 at the time, offered to help her with her homework and made several comments about her losing her virginity.
According to the suit, Defendant “used his status and position as an adult and Hollywood movie star to coerce me into sexual contact with Plaintiff on multiple occasions, including oral sex, simulated s*x and ultimately forced Sexual relations involved. Minor child”.
The suit stated that Hirsch was “initially thrilled” and believed she was in a romantic relationship with him.
Hirsch is seeking compensation for psychological, mental and emotional distress.
The suit alleges that she has had difficulty interacting with people in positions of power, and has suffered “issues of trust and control” as a result of the sexual abuse.
Hirsch filed suit under a 2019 California law that opened a three-year “lookback window” to child sexual abuse claims. Abuse which would otherwise be barred by the statute of limitations.
That window expires on January 1, 2023.
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