Faye Dunaway was fired from the one-woman show Tea at Five weeks ago thanks to her bad behavior, but new details are emerging that paint an even worse picture of her backstage antics.
Dunaway's former personal assistant, Michael Rocha, is suing Dunaway in Manhattan Supreme Court and claims Dunaway was verbally abusive towards him while he worked for her. He was hired by production and helped run Dunaway's errands, ferry her to rehearsal, run her schedule, and help her take her medication. He also worked out of her apartment on East 57th St and claims that his boss "regularly and relentlessly subjected plaintiff to abusive demeaning tirades" and used his sexuality to "demean and humiliate him at work," according to court documents obtained by Page Six. Rocha identifies as gay.
The court documents are chock full of all kinds of little details of Dunaway's behavior. On May 2, she allegedly called Rocha and others working on the play "little gay people" and weeks later called her assistant a "little homosexual boy," something he claims to have a recording of. He turned that recording into the play's management, only to be fired on June 12 after being told Dunaway "is not comfortable with you anymore."
Last month, reports circulated that Dunaway had been fired from the show, which chronicles the late life of Katharine Hephburn, for "verbally abusing" crew members and slapping someone who tried to put her wig on her, according to thePost. And then, of course, there was there was the time she allegedly threw a salad on the floor because "she was watching her weight and said the salad would be better on the floor than in her hand." Talk about a crash diet.
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