Sources reveal Annette Bening and Warren Beatty might DIVORCE as she seeks 'explanation' amid rape lawsuit

Sources reveal Annette Bening and Warren Beatty might DIVORCE as she seeks 'explanation' amid rape lawsuit
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel on January 11, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The shocking allegations against Warren Beatty that he groomed and raped a teenage virgin in the '70s have left his marriage to Annette Bening on the verge of an expensive divorce, sources have claimed. The 'Rules Don't Apply' actor was sued by 63-year-old Kristina Charlotte Hirsch in November.

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The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, does not specifically name Beatty, 85, but characterizes "Defendant Doe" as the actor who played Clyde in the 'Bonnie and Clyde' film and earned an Oscar nomination for best actor. Hirsch allegedly met Beatty in 1973 while working on a film set. She was 14 years old at the time and claimed that the actor, then 35, "paid undue attention" and accused him of "predatory grooming."

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Sources have now told RadarOnline that the disturbing allegations have seriously rocked Beatty's marriage with his Oscar-winning wife. "Annette had heard all the rumors about Warren's lack of respect toward women before they tied the knot, but this suit has reignited her worst suspicions," said one insider close to the couple, who tied the knot in 1992. Hirsch's lawsuit accuses Beatty of using "his position and status as an adult and a Hollywood movie star to coerce sexual contact with Plaintiff on multiple occasions."

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As mentioned, Hirsch did not identify Beatty his name, but she did cite him in a 2017 YouTube video. "In 1973, I was a 14-year-old virgin and brought and introduced to Warren Beatty on the set of Parallax View for the purposes of sexual pandering by an adult," she claimed. "It was a crime that Beatty was committing by raping me... having oral sex with me... and emotionally damaging me for the past 44 years," she added. One source said that the lawsuit reignited Bening's old fears about her husband and that the allegations were "sickening to her" to the point where she's "demanding he prove a satisfactory explanation of what may have really happened with the accuser."

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(L-R) Annette Bening and Warren Beatty attend The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on September 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

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Annette Bening and Warren Beatty attend The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on September 25, 2021, in Los Angeles, California (Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

The 'Dick Tracy' actor and the 'American Beauty' actress have four children together, namely Ella, 22, Isabel, 25, Benjamin, 28, and Stephen, 30, who was formerly known as Kathlyn. An insider spilled in 2015 that the couple was going through a rough patch amid Stephen's gender transition, which apparently caused a "deep division" between the stars. While Beatty has publicly supported Stephen of late, sources told the outlet that Bening was furious about how long it took him to accept their first child's transformation and they clashed over it for years. "Those wounds never truly healed," the insider said. "The last thing they needed was a scandal like this. Annette's always been vocal about the horrors of the casting couch, and this lawsuit has pushed her to the brink," they said.

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That said, Hirsch is seeking punitive damages to be determined at trial. In her lawsuit, she claimed that Beatty's alleged actions led to "physical, psychological, emotional, and economic damages which Plaintiff has suffered and continues to suffer to this day. It also has resulted in Plaintiff incurring, and will require Plaintiff to incur into the future, expenses for medical and psychological treatment, therapy, and counseling."

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