Warren Beatty has been charged with forcing a minor to have sex. What do we know about the case?
Although Betty’s name is not mentioned in the suit, it is not difficult to identify the actor. The defendant is referred to as the Academy Award-nominated actor for the lead role in the movie “Bonnie and Clyde.”
Christina Charlotte Hirsch, who now lives in Louisiana, says she met Betty on a movie set. He was supposed to pay her “undue attention” and comment on her appearance, and also gave her his phone number. The relationship developed in 1973. She called Betty repeatedly and invited her to his hotel and took her for a ride. He also offered to help her with homework and commented on her sexual appearances several times.
Hirsch wrote in the lawsuit that the defendant “used his position and status as an adult and a Hollywood star to extort sexual relations upon the plaintiff on various occasions (…), ultimately resulting in forced sex with an underage child.” Hirsch, who admits that she was initially excited about the actor’s interest, expects compensation for the psychological and emotional losses. She also notes that as a result of her harassment by Betty, she has difficulty interacting with people who are considered authorities. He also has issues with confidence and control.
Hirsch filed her complaint under California law as of 2019. It opened a three-year window to seek justice for cases involving sexual abuse of children that would otherwise be deemed obsolete. This option expires on January 1, 2023.
Who is Warren Beatty?
Warren Beatty is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. He made his debut in “Spring Lush Grass” by Elia Kazan. He is best known for the role of gangster Clyde Barrow in the legendary film “Bonnie and Clyde” directed by Arthur Penn. In 1978, he made his debut on the other side of the camera with the comedy “Heavens May Wait”, in which he also starred. His filmography also includes titles like ‘Shampoo’, ‘Reds’, ‘Dick Tracy’ and ‘Bugsy’. For the last time we saw him on the big screen in the comedy-drama “The Rules Don’t Apply”.
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