PREVIOUS: Arianne Zucker, one of the only current actors under contract at “Days of our Lives” to informally speak out during the Albert Alarr allegations from last summer, which led to the producer’s firing from the daytime drama series, is now suing the show’s production company, Corday Productions, Inc., over alleged claims of sexual harassment and retaliation. Also named in the suit, which claims Alarr had sexually harassed her and other female employees on the show, are Alarr and the show’s executive producer, Ken Corday.
According to TMZ, which first reported the news of Zucker’s lawsuit, the actress was “subjected to nonconsensual sexual touching and sexually harassing comments during Alarr’s employment — claiming Alarr would frequently pull her close to his chest and make sexual moans while doing so.”
Additionally, while filming, “Alarr would make sexually suggestive remarks” and allegedly tell male “costars filming sex scenes with her that he would ‘love to switch positions’ with them.” Further, Alarr allegedly “made it clear he enjoyed aggressive sex scenes.”
In line with a report by Deadline last July, Zucker notes in her lawsuit that Alarr’s behavior had become “ well-known to other producers … claiming multiple women went to Corday Production Inc. over the years but the company allegedly did nothing.”
After meeting with the show’s co-producer, Sony Pictures Television and its HR department between March 2023 and June 2023, wherein an investigation had been underway with several cast members and employees called in to discuss allegations brought against Alarr, Zucker points out that ultimately, Alarr was allowed to continue in his role as the show’s then co-executive producer, something which left Zucker feeling “violated and intimidated.”
By August 2023, Alarr had been fired and Janet Drucker replaced him as the show’s co-executive producer, a move Zucker claims to have been a move to “save face” after the allegations became public.
In the months since, Arianne alleges in her suit that by October 2023, she had attempted to negotiate a new contract with Corday Productions in “good faith.” The production company allegedly gave her a “take it or leave it” offer, which Zucker didn’t agree to. By January 2024, Zucker’s contract had expired without a new deal being made, leaving the actress effectively without a job.
As a result, Zucker filed her lawsuit, claiming “harassment, discrimination, retaliation, negligent hiring and supervision, and wrongful termination,” among other claims. Zucker is asking for unspecified damages.
You can read the full lawsuit which was published by Deadline, by clicking here.
Zucker is being represented by attorney Anahita Sedaghatfar.