Minnelli To Testify In Sexual Harassment CaseBy WENN
Friday, October 23, 2009
LIZA MINNELLI has been ordered to a New York court to testify in her former chauffeur’s sexual harassment suit against the star.
The Cabaret actress/singer has avoided taking to the stand since her ex-driver M’Hammed Soumayah filed papers in 2004 alleging he had been forced to “engage in sexual relations” with the 61 year old.
But on Thursday (22Oct09), Supreme Court judge Paul Feinman ordered Minnelli to attend a deposition on 17 and 18 November (09).
Minnelli is counter-suing Soumayah for $250,000 (£166,000), alleging he threatened her after she cut his $238,000 (£158,000) a year salary, according to the New York Post.