Judge trims suit against Lee

A judge threw out part of a production company’s $5 million lawsuit against actress Pamela Anderson Lee, but two breach of contract claims remained and will be decided at the end of trial.

The Private Movie Co. claimed the actress reneged on a verbal promise to appear in the Showtime movie “Hello, She Lied.” Lee testified last week that she objected to simulating sex acts and never signed a deal.

Superior Court Judge David Horowitz was asked Tuesday by lawyers for the former “Baywatch” star to dismiss the case.

But Horowitz only threw out the claim alleging the company lost money because she failed to perform, and the judge said he will rule on the breach of contract allegations at the end of the non-jury trial.

Attorney Adam Miller, representing the Private Movie Co., argued the production firm had started preproduction, hired employees and did location work in Miami because Lee committed to the film.

But Horowitz said the lawyer “failed to prove by a preponderance of the evidence” that the movie company relied on the alleged promise by Lee.

Lee, who starred in the action bad girl movie “Barb Wire,” testified Friday that she doesn’t consider proposals a done deal until she signs a contract.

“I only worry about my signature,” she said.

While she never signed a contract to appear in “Hello, She Lied,” several people at a Nov. 18, 1994, meeting — including her former agent and manager — testified she committed verbally to the project.

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