Movie producer Todd Moyer is suing Brendan Fraser over a physical altercation. Moyer is one of the producers on The Legend of William Tell, which was set to star Fraser, and now claims that the "intoxicated" actor began to "physically push, verbally threaten and poke [Moyer] in the chest repeatedly" at a hotel in Indianapolis.
In May, Fraser sued Moyer for allegedly violating the terms of his "pay or play" deal to star in the William Tell film.
In that lawsuit, Fraser alleged that he had passed on other jobs and incurred out-of-pocket expenses to market the film to prospective investors. His written deal purportedly had him set to receive $2.25 million in fixed compensation, 10 percent of which was to be paid as a "hold fee."
Moyer has struck back, saying he was assaulted twice by Fraser. Besides the alleged attack in the Indianapolis hotel, he also claims that Fraser caused a physical altercation during a meeting for the film last January.
"This is a ridiculous and absurd claim by Mr. Moyer," Fraser's lawyer, Marty Singer, tells TMZ. "He's desperately trying to avoid the monies that he guaranteed to pay to Brendan -- more than $2 million -- and has concocted this claim. He recently just put his company into bankruptcy. This is just another desperate attempt by him to avoid paying his debt."