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Who is Warren Beatty's wife? Actor, 85, sued for grooming 14-yr-old and coercing sex from her in 1973!

A woman has filed a lawsuit against Warren Beatty, alleging that the actor forced her to have sex with him in 1973 when she was 14 or 15 years old
UPDATED NOV 10, 2022
Warren Beatty who has been sued for allegedly coercing sex from a 14-year-old girl is married to actor Annette Bening (IMDb and Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Warren Beatty who has been sued for allegedly coercing sex from a 14-year-old girl is married to actor Annette Bening (IMDb and Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The 'Bonnie and Clyde' star Oscar-winning director is being sued for allegedly forcing a 14-year-old girl to have sex with him following months of grooming on a 1973 movie set. Warren Beatty, 85, isn't named in the case, but it claims that he was nominated for Best Actor for his performance as Clyde in the 1967 movie 'Bonnie and Clyde.' Kristina Charlotte Hirsch sued a Hollywood star for allegedly abusing her when she was 14 and 15.

It was said in the lawsuit on Monday that Beatty, who was 35 at the time, "used his role, status, and power as a well-known Hollywood Star to gain access to, groom, manipulate, exploit, and coerce sexual contact from her over the course of several months in the State of California." The defendant "paid undue attention to [Hirsch]" on the 1973 Los Angeles film set where Hirsh and Beatty first met, according to the lawsuit. The complaint also claims, He "commented repeatedly on her looks, gave her his phone number, and instructed her to call him when she was near the hotel in Los Angeles County, California, where he was living at the time, The Sun reported.


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Hirsch, the plaintiff would travel in Beatty's automobile, according to the lawsuit. He "offered to help her with her homework" and "many times spoke to [Hirsh] about losing her virginity." The lawsuit asserts that Hirsch "was thrilled by [Beatty's] attention and invitation. She "believed she was in a romantic relationship with a Movie star." Hirsch's attorneys, however, contend that he "used his position and stature as an adult, and a Hollywood movie star, to extort sexual intercourse with [Hirsh] on several occasions" decades later. There was "oral sex, simulated sex, and finally coerced sexual intercourse with the minor child" in this. Hirsch's alleged damages as a result of the sexual abuse were also detailed in the lawsuit. The lawsuit claimed that Hirsch "has suffered severe emotional, physical and psychological distress, including humiliation, shame and guilt." 

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (1967) IMDb
Warren Beatty and co-star Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (1967) IMDb

She "suffered a personal physical injury of sexual assault, and has and will continue to suffer, psychological, mental, and emotional distress, as well as all associated economic harm." The lawsuit asserts that Hirsch struggles with "trust and control" in her private life as a result of the alleged abuse. Hirsch "has suffered and continues to suffer great pain of mind and body," according to the lawsuit. In the lawsuit, she is "prevented from performing daily activities and obtaining the full enjoyment of life."

Hirsch was able to file the complaint despite the fact that the alleged offenses occurred almost 50 years ago because of California's 2019 lookback law, which allows victims of child sexual abuse to pursue claims that would otherwise be barred by the statute of limitations.

Warren Beatty married Annette Bening in 1992

Beatty has been married to the actress Annette Bening since 1992. He gained notoriety for his relationships with renowned women off-screen almost as much as for his acting performances. The American actress, who has played a variety of roles, is renowned for her calm and serene demeanor. The youngest of four children, Annette Bening was born in Topeka, Kansas, on May 29, 1958. Because of her father's work as an insurance salesman, the family had to relocate from Kansas to San Diego, California, where she spent her early life. She started performing in school productions, and in 1975, she completed high school according to Britannica.

Honoree Warren Beatty and Annette Bening attend Museum Of The Moving Image 30th Annual Salute honoring Warren Beatty at 583 Park Avenue on November 2, 2016 in New York City.
Warren Beatty and his wife Annette Bening attend the Museum Of The Moving Image 30th Annual Salute honoring Warren Beatty at 583 Park Avenue on November 2, 2016, in New York City (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Bening performed with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and later joined the San Francisco-based American Conservatory Theater. Bening and Warren Beatty co-starred in the well-liked biopic 'Bugsy' in 1991. The following year, the couple got married and appeared together once more in the comedy 'Love Affair' (1994). Bening next starred as the female protagonist opposite Michael Douglas in Rob Reiner's romantic comedy 'The American President.' She also appeared as Queen Elizabeth in Richard III (both 1995). Later, she co-starred with Denzel Washington in the suspense film 'The Siege' (1998). Bening received another Oscar nomination for her role as the protagonist's success-obsessed wife in 'American Beauty' (1999).