by Ishani Roy"The Danish Girl" actress Amber Heard claimed Thursday that she is a victim of "sexploitation" as a nude body double was allegedly used in the upcoming movie "London Fields" without her approval. The movie has explicit sex scenes in which Heard is seen, however, it is not her who has shot for those scenes, according to reports.
Heard filmed for "London Fields," a movie based on Martin Amis' novel by the same name, in which she plays a clairvoyant. The movie has been facing troubles and has not been able to get a smooth release. It was due to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015 but failed to do so after a legal row between the director and producers. In November 2016, producer Christopher Hanley and the production company Nicola Six sued Heard for $10 million over breach of contract after she allegedly did not “perform certain acting services," which included a couple of nude scenes as well. Among the allegations, Hanley also said last year that Heard did not comply with her publicity contract that required her to attend the 2015 Toronto Film Festival premiere of the film, BBC reported.
However, Heard and her attorney responded in court Thursday against both Hanley and the movie's screenwriter, his wife Roberta Hanley.
"Amber Heard is the latest victim of this lascivious and sexploitive couple," Heard's lawyer said in the cross-complaint. "After reading the script, she insisted on specific restrictions about nudity and sex scenes in the film as a condition to agreeing to appear in the Movie. [Christopher]...expressly agreed to Heard's terms, and they were memorialized in the Nudity Rider to her contract," the lawyer said, according to E! Online. The cross-complaint also said that the Hanleys secretly filmed several additional nude and sex scenes with a body double for Heard and included them in the "Producer’s Cut."
Meanwhile, the original complaint filed by the production company, Nicola Six, alleged that Heard “falsely claimed to Nicola Six that she had not contractually agreed to allow the use of nudity in the Picture," according to People.