Sondra Locke filed suit against Warner Bros. Thursday, claiming the studio induced her to sign a development deal it had no intention of honoring in exchange for dropping a $ 25 mil suit against ex-beau Clint Eastwood.
Locke Thursday denied having received several million dollars — a figure widely reported at the time — in a settlement with Eastwood when the couple split in 1989 after 13 years together, and claims she received only a “contract and the supposed good will” of Warner Bros.
The suit argues that Locke’s three projects in development at Warners at the time of the breakup were all subsequently dropped. She also complained that a pic she helmed, “Impulse,” was “dumped,” despite rave reviews.
The actress/director is suing for alleged sex discrimination, breach of contract, tortious breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and fraud.
A Warner spokesman said the studio never comments on pending litigation.