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What Do True Blood, Game of Thrones, and the Tudors Have in Common?

April 14, 2014 Legal Team

When one hears the name “Anne Greene,” one may recall the lovable Anne of Green Gables or Anne Green, the poet and actress. This Anne Greene, however, is now embroiled in a bizarre tale of Hollywood legalities.

Two years ago, “Anne G.” filed a complaint against Time Warner Cable, HBO, Cinemax, and production company True Crime LLC. She alleged in the suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that, while employed as an actress, she was sexually harassed by being forced to scenes in the nude, as are common occurrences (à la the television programs in the title of this blog).

True Crime, one of the companies named in the suit, is now filing a cross-complaint against Greene, two months before the case is supposed to go to trial. In the cross-complaint, True Crime is alleging that Anne Greene was fully aware of the nude scenes as she was supplied with several versions of the script, the first season of the show, and a prequel to the episode she would be starring in.

Apparently, Greene has caused substantial delays in filming, extra editing costs, and expensive rewrites due to her attitude. The studio claims that it had attempted to fully accommodate her wishes of not being completely in the nude at the expense of the studio. True Crime is also alleging that Greene “breached the covenant of good faith and fair dealing” when she violated the nudity “rider” that the studio had.

After filming the scenes with no further complaint (since her wishes to wear “pasties” was granted), Greene apparently fired her manager/agent and filed the suit.