Randall Emmett allegedly used to offer actresses work in exchange for sex, according to a bombshell expose published Thursday by the Los Angeles Times.
However, the film producer denies all of the claims in the article, telling Page Six via his spokesperson, Sallie Hofmeister, “This stems from an allegation from 2012 that Randall denies.”
The film producer also blames his ex-fiancée, ‘Vanderpump Rules’ star Lala Kent, and her alleged ‘smear campaign’.
“These allegations are false and part of a now familiar smear campaign orchestrated by Randall’s ex-fiancée to influence their custody dispute,” Hofmeister tells us.
“Lala Kent lied and manipulated others in her desperate bid to gain full custody of her daughter, keep her name in the press, and stay relevant on reality TV.”
Kent’s rep declined to comment. However, a source told Page Six, “This piece was clearly [done with] from many, many sources over many, many months of LA Times reporting. Lala was a small part of this whole story. The article is really focused on Randall’s shady business practices over the past 10+ years.
As our insider says, the LA Times claims to have published the article based on hundreds of court documents, internal company records and interviews with dozens of former associates who corroborated that Emmett, 51 years, faces a mountain of debt, lawsuits and allegations of abuse.
One woman, represented by powerful attorney Gloria Allred, claimed in a letter obtained by the newspaper that Emmett once told her, when she was just 23, “that getting an acting job from [him]she should perform sexual favors.
The budding actress chose to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals.
The woman reportedly once asked via text message if she got a role she auditioned for, to which Emmett reportedly replied, “Yes. a day at work and you need to fuck me [sic] Hun.”
The young woman landed minor roles in two of Emmett’s films, and according to Allred’s letter, during this time gave the film’s producer massages, oral sex and allowed him to “digitally penetrate” her by no more standing naked in front of him as he masturbated in his office.
According to the letter, the up-and-coming comedian agreed to Emmett’s requests because she was “seeking to advance her career” and didn’t want “to anger a major producer in the industry.”
Emmett’s rep confirmed he received the letter, but said he “denies” the “2012 allegation.”
That said, the LA Times reported that Emmett reached a settlement agreement on Jan. 2 with Allred’s client for $200,000 to be paid over two years, to which Hofmeister reiterates, “Randall categorically denies allegations dating back to 2012.”
Another woman claims the ‘Irish’ producer direct messaged Instagram and sent ‘unsolicited’ messages to her in early 2022.
The 30-year-old, who is based in Las Vegas, claimed in a statement filed as part of Emmett’s custody proceedings that he asked him to “f—k on the dl,” which which means “down”, and to “take heroin and methamphetamine”. ,” according to the report.
“I was shocked, worried and scared because Randall is a stranger to me,” the woman wrote in the court document obtained by the publication. “His persistence despite the fact that I never respond to a single message from him is chilling.”
Hofmeister told the LA Times that his client had been sober for almost a year and had provided negative drug tests.
The crisis management publicist adds to Page Six: “This allegation conveniently arose during his custody proceedings with Lala, who was unable to provide any forensic evidence that these texts were not spoofed. using one of the many apps.
“Needless to say, the judge gave it no credence. Additionally, Randall provided The Times with compelling evidence that he tested negative for drugs during this time and continues to be drug free.
A third woman, who also chose to remain anonymous, shared with the LA Times her own uncomfortable experience with Emmett.
She said that in 2014, the producer of “Lone Survivor” approached her in his Rolls-Royce as she was leaving a bar and allegedly said, “I’m not a bad guy, I promise. I’m a movie producer, you can google me please.
Emmett denied the incident happened.
Emmett paid women to sign nondisclosure agreements to keep their alleged intimate relationships secret, according to the report, which he also denied.
The ‘Midnight in the Switchgrass’ director allegedly emailed his lawyer to wire money to the women in exchange for their silence.
Emmett allegedly once offered a Florida model, with whom he allegedly had an affair, $20,000 to shut up about their banter.
Hofmeister declined to answer The Times’ questions about this particular woman, but told Page Six, “As the Times has acknowledged, there is no evidence that Randall paid her any money to sign a NOA: In fact, she said the exact opposite.
Meanwhile, Kent, who was engaged to Emmett from 2018 to 2021 and has a one-year-old daughter with him, claimed he was offered $14,000 at the start of their relationship – when he was still married to actress Ambyr Childers – but she declined.
Hofmeister says in response that Emmett’s discussions with Kent had to do with him being on a reality show.
“Randall didn’t want their relationship discussed on ‘Vanderpump Rules,’ but after four years of resistance, he finally agreed to appear because the producers threatened to cut Lala’s contract if he didn’t,” the spokeswoman told Page Six.
The reality star, 31, also alleged to the LA Times that Emmett ‘tackled’ and ‘thrown’ her to the ground amid claims he cheated.
“I used every ounce of strength to get him out of me as he tried to lift him [his cellphone] from my hands. … That’s when I knew, for sure, he was hiding a lot,” Bravolebrity said.
Hofmeister says Kent “fabricated this account”.
She says: ‘His longtime nanny, Isabelle Morales, said in a sworn statement that ‘neither was on the pitch’. I saw Randall and Lala fighting over his phone. The only physical interaction I saw was Randall taking his phone back from Lala.
Kent’s representative declined to comment on this matter. A source says, however, that as the LA Times ‘makes it clear’, there were five witnesses the then-reality star told she was ‘knocked to the ground’ on the base. records she kept.
In addition to the aforementioned allegations of toxic behavior towards women, Emmett allegedly created a hostile work environment that took a “lingering emotional toll” on former employees.
Hofmeister claims that Emmett “knows he can be demanding and expect the best from his assistants, and regrets if he hurt any of their feelings.”
According to the LA Times, according to multiple lawsuits filed against Emmett and his company, he also owes more than $25 million to former financiers, an insurance company and a landlord in outstanding loans and disputed payments.
Hofmeister concludes, “These numbers come from unresolved claims in ongoing lawsuits, most of which were filed during the pandemic when film production slowed significantly.”