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Warner Bros. distances itself from A Star Is Born producer Jon Peters

Jon Peters is a credited producer of the new A Star Is Born film starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga which has been getting rave reviews. Peters was instrumental in the making of the 1976 version of A Star Is Born, which starred his then girlfriend Barbra Streisand.

But with the new film in the spotlight, Jon Peters’ history has come under scrutiny. A report by Jezebel took issue with Peters, in the #MeToo era, being a producer on one of the fall’s biggest releases.

In August 2011, a Los Angeles jury awarded one of Jon Peters’ former employees, Shelly Morita, more than $3.3 million in a harassment case she filed against the producer. The jury determined Peters subjected Morita to “severe and pervasive” harassment and a “hostile or abusive” work environment. Peters and Morita entered into a later agreement overturning the judgment in the case. The terms were not disclosed.

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