LOS ANGELES – Producer Aaron Spelling has sued a nurse and her attorney for allegedly violating a confidentiality agreement and spreading rumors around Hollywood that Spelling sexually harassed her.
Spelling and his wife, Candy Spelling, filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court last week against Charlene Richards and her attorney, Don D. Sessions.
Richards signed a confidentiality agreement when she began working as a home nurse for Spelling, 82, in November 2004.
According to the lawsuit, Richards threatened to reveal confidential information about the "Charlie's Angels" TV producer unless he paid her "an unspecified amount" to settle her sexual harassment claims.
Earlier this month, Sessions and Richards allegedly sent letters to "hundreds of people, including actresses on current and former Spelling television shows," implying Spelling sexually harassed Richards and other employees.
The Spellings seek $5 million in compensatory damages. Their attorney, Bertram Fields, said Richards' claims are false.
The lawsuit characterizes Richards as someone whose "goal in life is to find a rich man to support her in a lavish manner."
"She's asking for $30 million, which tells you something," Fields told The Associated Press.
Sessions did not return a telephone call seeking comment.