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Jane Fonda exposes director who tried to sleep with her for ‘orgasm research’

Jane Fonda exposes director who tried to sleep with her for ‘orgasm research’

Jane Fonda recalled a pretty grim encounter with a director who propositioned her while working on a film

Jane Fonda says that a director tried to have sex with her for 'orgasm research'.

Hollywood is littered with pretty grim examples of men using their power and influence to abuse women.

And the Hollywood legend says that someone tried to do just that to her when she was working on a movie back in the 60s.

Speaking on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live, the 85-year-old movie star opened up about the shocking incident.

Cohen asked her to name 'one man in Hollywood that tried to pick you up once that you turned down'.

And Fonda told the host that she was on the set of the 1964 film, Joy House, when the director propositioned her.

The man in question was 51 at the time, while Fonda would have been around 26 or 27.

Jane Fonda claimed a director once tried to have sex with her for 'orgasm research'.
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"He wanted to go to bed with me because he said the character had to have an orgasm in the movie and he needed to see what my orgasms were like," she explained.

"He said it in French and I pretended I didn’t understand."

When asked who it was, Fonda replied: "The French director René Clément."

Adding: "I have stories for you, kid, [but] we don’t have time."

Clément passed away in 1996, aged 82.

This comes after Fonda hit the headlines a few weeks ago when she suggested that 'murder' could combat anti-abortion laws being brought in across the US.

Fonda was appearing on the daytime talk show The View on Friday, when she made the controversial remarks.

Originally appearing to promote her new movie Moving On with co-star and longtime friend Lily Tomlin, the conversation soon turned to politics.

Co-host and moderator Joy Behar mentioned that Walgreens would no longer be stocking abortion pills, prompting Fonda to let loose with her opinions.

Fonda made the controversial remarks whilst appearing on The View.
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The actor and activist said: "We have experienced many decades now of having agency over our body, of being able to determine when and how many children to have.

"We know what that feels like, we know what that’s done for our lives.

"We’re not going back. I don’t care what the laws are! We’re not going back."

The audience then broke out into a round of applaud for the outspoken star, but Behar pressed her further.

She said: "Besides marching and protesting, what else do you suggest?"

"Well, I’ve thought of murder," Fonda quipped, before repeating 'Murder' when Tomlin asked what she'd said.

Behar could be seen scrambling to cover for her guest, as she told the viewers: "She’s just kidding … They’ll pick up on that and just run with it. She’s just kidding."

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