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Jon Peters Sexual Harassment Testimony Gets Scant Local Media Attention

It may just be the fact that this litigation is being argued in the heat of August, a notoriously vacation-happy media month. Still, it seems rather strange that at press time, only the Daily Breeze saw fit to summarize for SoCal readers the LA Superior Court testimony of a former personal assistant suing mega-producer Jon Peters for sexual harassment.

The August 12 allegations are a bigger deal beyond U.S. borders. Reuters Canada reported the story on Friday and today, the UK media is set to propagate the details thanks to a pick-up by the Daily Express and ContactMusic.com.

The now 44-year-old Shelly Morita claims that Peters cornered her a number of times during a 2005 Australia production trip for Superman Returns. At various points, she claims, Peters crawled into her hotel bed while she was sleeping and forcibly exhaled marijuana smoke into her face.

Before working for Peters, Morita was assistant to a number of top-tier actresses including Jennifer Aniston, Pamela Anderson, Marisa Tomei, Jennifer Connelly, and Nicollette Sheridan.

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