Lost Star, ABC Named in Sexual Harassment Suit
Henry Ian Cusick
A woman who claims she was harassed by a Lost cast member and subsequently fired from the production crew of the ABC series has named the actor and the network in a lawsuit.
According to the Associated Press, a lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles alleges that Henry Ian Cusick (who plays Desmond Hume) fondled the plaintiff's buttocks and breasts and kissed her on the lips while working on Lost in October 2007. The woman, who was a production crew member at the time, claims she reported the incident to her supervisor, only to be told to avoid contact with Cusick.
Twelve days later, the lawsuit claims, the woman was fired in retaliation for reporting the alleged abuse.
ABC has not responded yet to the AP's requests for comment, nor has Cusick's manager.