Through his attorney, Fields has denied the allegations and asserted that the accusations have surfaced as a result of a legal battle between Fields and Relativity Media. Fields was fired in September 2016 from his post as co-president of production at Relativity for alleged breach of contract.
Three women told the Hollywood Reporter that Fields allegedly touched them inappropriately, sexually propositioned them and subjected them to lewd behavior. Screenwriter-producer Leslie Dixon accused Fields of unsolicited touching and making a comment about a sex toy while on the set of “Limitless” in 2010.
Former Relatively executive Melissa Philipian accused Fields of promising a promotion if she had sex with him, which she refused to do. An unnamed attorney for Relativity also alleged that Fields made unwanted physical contact with her, adding, “It was unwelcome and invaded my personal space, and it made me feel very uncomfortable, particularly because he was my superior.”
Dale Kinsella, Fields’ lawyer, said in a statement: “Mr. Fields categorically denies all the allegations. This is an obvious attempt by some at Relativity to intimidate Mr. Fields and destroy his reputation. It seems hardly coincidental that these stories from unnamed sources are surfacing in the press just now, a few days after Mr. Fields concluded presenting evidence in an arbitration in which he seeks millions of dollars in damages against Relativity and Ryan Kavanaugh for fraud and breach of contract.”
Fields filed a lawsuit against former Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh in January. The suit alleged that Kavanaugh fraudulently induced him to take the job as co-president and includes allegations that he was lied to, ostracized and physically threatened during his short tenure at the film company, which had filed for bankruptcy in 2015.
The lawsuit includes documents referencing two assistants who complained about being sexually harassed by Fields during his tenure as co-president, including unwanted touching, inappropriate sexual comments and streaming X-rated material on his phone in public areas
Fields produced films like “Sixteen Candles,” “Breakfast Club,” “Limitless” and “The Wedding Ringer,” over a three-decade career in Hollywood. He says Kavanaugh approached him in 2015 to help run the company, once it emerged from bankruptcy.
Fields is the latest in a growing number of Hollywood figures to be accused of sexual misconduct, starting with Harvey Weinstein on Oct. 5 and including Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Brett Ratner and Al Franken.
On Nov. 2, Relativity filed a suit against Fields that alleges trade libel, interference with prospective economic relations and common law unfair competition. The suit alleges that earlier this year, Fields approached a producer and falsely represented that he could negotiate distribution rights on behalf of Relativity.