Eleven more men filed suit Tuesday against “The Arsenio Hall Show” and one of its former writers, claiming they were sexually battered during an audition for the gabshow.
The suit, filed in L.A. Superior Court, also named Paramount Pictures Corp. in its complaint that “Arsenio” writer Lawrence Amoros during auditions in February engaged in “sexually offensive conduct” including “placing his hands upon, squeezing and manipulating the buttocks, hips, pubic hair and genitalia of plaintiffs.”
Amoros allegedly was auditioning men for roles in a skit called “Buttmaster,” a spoof on the exercise machine “Thighmaster.” The writer was later dismissed from the show.
The complaint is the second against Amoros, Hall’s show and the studio. Attorney Christopher Olsen filed a separate suit March 10 representing three men who claimed Amoros had fondled them in the same audition. Olsen said he hoped to combine the complaints.
The complaint seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. Plaintiffs are Shelton Mack, Christopher Garnant, Larry Mims, Gary O’Neal, James Benson, Jonathan Fowler Jr., Donald Keane, Paul Vu, Keith Milewski, Brian Quinn and Thomas Early.