Just as Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, and Felicity Huffman issued a joint statement saying that “Desperate Housewives” producer Marc Cherry had never been anything but professional to them and has only fostered a positive working environment, the cast of “The Hills” has found themselves in a similar situation. On Tuesday, Life & Style reported that Heidi Montag was planning to sue the creator of “The Hills,” Adam DiVello, over an incident that took place at a photo shoot last month. A source told the magazine, “Adam came up to her from behind and grabbed her with one hand on her stomach and one hand directly on her butt cheek. Heidi had six bodyguards with her. They took his hand off her and moved him away from the situation. …Heidi started bringing security to the set because she felt Adam was getting a little creepy. He was very touchy-feely and she insisted he wouldn’t stop asking her to strip down to a bikini for scenes. Adam wasn’t on set much for six seasons until Heidi got her new boobs. And now he shows up everywhere.”
MTV says they have conducted an investigation over the incident and that “the allegations made against Adam DiVello are completely false and without merit.” Meanwhile, Lauren Conrad has released a statement, too. “Similar to most of my fellow MTV cast mates, I am in utter shock at the allegations made against Adam DiVello,” she said. “Not only are they completely absurd but they are 100% without merit. Adam is a true professional and a wonderful person to work for.” [Starz Life]
Meanwhile, Lo Bosworth tweeted, “No one is/has ever been assaulted during filming of our show. hey spiedi, do you know the definition of slander? NOT OKAY.”
And Roxy Olin of “The City” had this to add: “Adam would never ever do that, from my experience with him, to any of us. He is very much a father figure and he is nothing but professional. We’re all his children in a certain way. He sees us in a specific manner and its very professional.” [Crushable]
As much as we hate to dismiss anyone’s claims of sexual harassment, this story just sounds bogus. I mean, Heidi has six body guards? Sheesh, she’s not Barack Obama. And does she or anyone in her posse really think she’s so irresistable post-back scooping? Though in her defense, this source could be anyone—she herself has not made any such claims.
What do you think?