Posted Tuesday 27 October 07:51 AM By: PopEater Staff
'Lost' star Henry Ian Cusick has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with a former production staffer, TMZ reports. The woman, Chelsea Stone, sued the actor for allegedly grabbing and touching her inappropriately. She also named ABC and the production company in the lawsuit. Her lawyer confirms that Stone has settled with all the defendants and the terms are confidential.
The lawsuit filed Friday in April alleged that Cusick, who plays Desmond Hume on the show, fondled the woman's buttocks and breasts and kissed her on the lips in October 2007. The lawsuit claimed she reported the incident to her supervisor, but was simply told to avoid the actor. She has stated she was fired 12 days later in retaliation for reporting the alleged abuse.
At the time, TMZ reported that Cusick allegedly "placed his face on top of [her] breasts, moving his face from side to side." The filing said the woman had worked for ABC since 1997.