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Jason Bateman's wife Amanda Anka accuses hotelier Andre Balazs of groping her

Jason Bateman's wife Amanda Anka accuses hotelier Andre Balazs of groping her

During a tour of the converted firehouse, which dates to 1869, Balazs led the group to an upstairs room that had a grand view of London, but was accessible only via a firehouse ladder. He's also the latest person in a position of power to be named in a New York Times exposé about inappropriate sexual behavior toward women.

As Amanda did so he is said to have slipped his hand under her burgundy leather dress and grabbed her crotch. Once on the ladder, he allegedly reached his hand up her dress and groped her crotch.

Among those who confirmed the assault on Ms Anka to the Times was comedian Charlie Day's wife Mary Elizabeth Ellis.

Amanda Anka, the 48-year-old actress wife of Bateman, was with her husband at the London celebrity hotspot owned by Balazs in November 2014. Back downstairs, an irate Bateman allegedly spit his gum in Balazs' face before quickly leaving the hotel with his wife.

Balazs has not commented on the allegations.

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"I witnessed behavior by André Balazs that was inappropriate and offensive". "His actions were dealt with at the time", the statement read. She said she worked at the front desk at Chateau Marmont in the 1990s. The couple left the hotel afterward.

She claims he pushed her against a wall in a mud wrestling club, kissed her and shoved his hands down her pants to insert his fingers in her vagina.

The woman, who did not giver her name because she has not told her father, a prominent NY individual, about the assault, said she laughed too out of awkwardness but was "humiliated". Another former employee said that Balazs pinned her in an elevator and tried to kiss her, but she was able to escape. "He was professional and polite", she said. It was about doing his job, ' Elodie Trouche told the Times in his defense. They have two children together.

Based on the report, his pussy-grabbing tactic seems to be reserved for casual interactions at parties - as that's where a 26-year-old female media executive also claimed the hotelier grabbed her crotch without her consent.


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