David O. Russell Facing Trouble For Assault Against Transsexual Niece
BROWARD COUNTY, Florida – Director David O. Russell (The Fighter) has been named in an event report filed by Florida authorities for misdemeanor battery.
The January 2nd report cites inappropriate contact with Russell’s 19-year-old transsexual niece, Nicole Peloquin, daughter of the director’s adopted sister, Barbara Jane Peloquin. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office spoke to both parties involved and compiled the report, which states that the incident occurred in a gym at the Embassy Suites in Deerfield Beach, Florida while the director and his niece were exercising together.
“Peloquin stated that Russell’s hand was on her stomach right above her private parts,” The report reads. The two then began discussing Peloquin’s hormone treatments to increase the size of her breasts, after which “Russell then put his hand under Peloquin’s top and felt both breasts. Peloquin said he felt uncomfortable, but did not ask Russell to stop at any time.”
The report also details incidents occuring on January 1st, saying:
“Peloquin told her mother that her stepbrother came on to her in the gym. Peloquin’s mother then called Russell to ask him what happened and he told her that nothing had happened between Peloquin and himself.”
Russell told the Sheriff’s Office that Peloquin had been acting provocative to him, and that he had asked her whether she was uncomfortable with their interaction. The director insisted that she assured him she was not.
“Being curious about the breast enhancement, Peloquin allowed Russell to feel both of his breasts. Peloquin also asked him to ‘pinky swear’ about her letting him touch her breasts.”
Russell’s people have said that the director denies any wrongdoing, and has since completely cooperated with the authorities regarding the matter.
Russell has always been said to be a difficult person to work with. Who knew he was also a dirtbag?
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