Producers Sue Actress for Refusing to Appear Nude

Claim actress violated HBO’s no “Pasties” policy

According to The Hollywood Reporter, TV production company True Crime LLC has filed suit against actress Anne Greene for violating her "Nudity Rider" by refusing to perform naked in the Cinemax/HBO production Femme Fatales.

Two years ago, Greene filed an official complaint against Cinemax, Time Warner, HBO, and the production company True Crime LLC in which she claimed to have been placed in a dangerous environment, sexually harassed, and coerced into performing nude for Femme Fatales. Now, two months before the trial, True Crime LLC is counter-suing Greene for $85,000 on the grounds that she breached her contract, resulting in additional production expenses.

The producers argue that Greene was fully aware of the terms of contract and the expectations of her performance in simulated sex scenes in the sex-heavy failed 2011 Cinemax show Femme Fatales. They claim she only voiced her concern about performing nude immediately before filming. Greene insisted on wearing “pasties” to cover herself, which resulted in the producers having to hire an unbudgeted body double, and later caused disruptions that required scheduling problems.

True Crime’s legal papers state that Greene’s insistence on covering up violated HBO’s “policy of prohibiting the use of ‘Pasties’”:

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. Nevertheless, the True Crime representative agreed to accommodate Greene's wishes in order to mitigate and minimize True Crime's losses.

The actress, on the other hand, insists that she would never have agreed to the role if she had realized the production would be pornographic. As to Greene’s accusations that she was sexually harassed and coerced, the production company insists that her lawsuit "rests on a series of fabrications." 

And thus the Hollywood adult film and television industry chugs on.