Actor Kip Pardue (Remember the Titans/Rules of Attraction/Ray Donvan/Runaways) has been fined $6,000 by the Screen Actors Guild after a female co-star accused him of masturbating in front of her in their shared dressing room.
According to Page Six:
The “Remember the Titans” actor, 43, was accused of sexual harassment on the set of the made-for-TV movie “Mogulettes” in May of last year by actress Sarah Scott, 35, who says he moved her hand onto his aroused crotch while they lay under the covers on set.
The actress, who was clad in underwear and nipple pasties at the time, alleges that the actor then masturbated in front of her once they were alone in a dressing room.
Scott filed a police report but declined to press charges, instead filing a formal complaint with SAG-AFTRA in hopes of reaching a swifter resolution
The union held a private hearing before the union’s disciplinary committee and found Pardue “guilty of serious misconduct in violation” of the union’s constitution and code of conduct on sexual harassment. He was fined $6,000, which can be cut down to $3,000 if Pardue attends sexual-harassment training.
The Los Angeles Times says actress Andrea Bogart also accused Pardue of harassment while working with him on the set of Ray Donovan:
After blocking the scene — in which Bogart was wearing “pasties and fish-wire underwear” — the actress returned to her trailer. That’s when, she told The Times, Pardue knocked on her door and asked if he could come in. “So he comes in and then out of left field, he starts talking about how crazy the scene is and unbuttoning his pants,” Bogart said. “He pulls out his genitalia and starts rubbing himself. I remember just covering my face and being like, ‘What are you doing?’ I was embarrassed and in utter shock.”She said that Pardue then asked her to touch him, which she declined to do. Then, she said, he asked her to touch herself; again, she declined. She urged him to go to his own trailer, which he eventually did.
A spokesperson for Pardue has publicly stated that the actor “never engaged in any nonconsensual behavior.”