Agent That Reps Gabrielle Union, Common, Sued For Sexual Sexual Assault
CAA agent Cameron Mitchell is being accused of sexual harassment by an actress named Demi Man. Mitchell is a motion picture talent agent who represents Common, Djimon Hounsou, Gabrielle Union, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Reginald Hudlin, Terrence Howard and Will Packer.
CAA and the agent are being sued. The company claims it will investigate the allegations. In her lawsuit, Mann claims she was sexually assaulted and harassed on several occasions by Mitchell. She claims that she met Mitchell at a coffee shop and he promised to be her mentor.
She says that she was given confidential documents on projects and auditions that other actresses did not possess, by Mitchell. However, there was an alleged quid pro quo. The suit claims Mitchell said that there was an “unwritten rule” that agents only did that for clients who they were having sex with.
In the suit, she says that Mitchell came to Mann’s home one evening on the pretext of giving her a “present,” but upon arrival, he claimed he needed to shower. He allegedly emerged from the bathroom only in a towel and forced her to perform oral sex. Mann claims she reported the incidents to CAA’s human resources department on Oct. 13, but the company declined to meet with her.
CAA responded with the following statement,
Although we do not comment on pending litigation nor specific personnel matters, we take allegations of this nature seriously, investigate them promptly and thoroughly, and take appropriate action.