A gay former assistant is suing actor Faye Dunaway for discrimination. The lawsuit comes less than a month after Dunaway was terminated from the Broadway show "Tea at Five," allegedly for "unprofessional behavior."
The former assistant alleges Dunaway made "constant" comments about him being gay during the two months that he worked for her.
According to the complaint, in May 2019, the assistant texted the play's general counsel to report that Dunaway had called him and several other staff "little gay people" and a few weeks later, the plaintiff recorded Dunaway calling him "a little homosexual boy."
According to the allegations contained in the lawsuit, the general manager of the play terminated the assistant on June 12, 2019, because Dunaway was not comfortable with him. The plaintiff is suing for punitive damages for discrimination. Emilee Larkin "Faye Dunaway Sued by Ex-Assistant After Broadway Boot" courthousenews.com (Aug. 15, 2019).