A Los Angeles jury has ordered movie producer Jon Peters to pay his former assistant over $3 million in damages for sexual harassment.
Shelly Morita, 44, was awarded $822,000 in compensatory damages and $2.5 million in punitive damages in two separate lawsuit settlements.
Morita claimed Peters fondled her at his Malibu home and exposed himself to her and her then-2-year-old daughter at an outdoor restroom at his Santa Barbara ranch.
Shelly also claims the producer crawled into bed with her at an Australian hotel in 2005 when they were there filming “Superman Returns”.
Morita said she was unable to find work in Hollywood again after suing Peters because of his friends in the industry.
Peters also produced other movies such as “A Star Is Born,” ‘’Flashdance,” ‘’The Color Purple,” ‘’Batman” and “Rain Man.”