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Brando employee sues over harassment

Business manager alleges inappropriate touching
/ Source: The Associated Press

Marlon Brando’s former business manager is suing his estate for sexual harassment and wrongful termination.

Jo An Corrales of Kalama, Wash., alleges that she was subjected to a hostile work environment and that Brando exposed his genitals, touched her inappropriately and insisted she watch pornographic movies with him.

The lawsuit was filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. It demands 10 percent of the $5 million in residuals that Corrales claims Brando received during the time of her employment, which was from December 2000 through March 8, 2004.

Brando died of lung failure July 1 in Los Angeles. He was 80.

In December, Corrales filed a claim, a precursor to the lawsuit, seeking $3.5 million, but it was rejected by Brando’s trustees, said David J. Seeley, a lawyer for Brando’s estate.

Seeley, who had not reviewed the lawsuit, said he had no immediate comment.

The lawsuit said Brando subjected Corrales to sexually graphic stories, “including several documenting his sexual escapades with minors over the years.”

Corrales claims that in the two years before the actor’s death, she and other women were called derogatory names and subjected to sexual innuendoes.

She also claims that she was removed as co-executor of Brando’s will 12 days before he died.