In a BuzzFeed story, a former actress named Caitlin O’Heaney has accused Val Kilmer of punching her whereas she was auditioning for The Doorways whereas director Oliver Stone allegedly “simply stood there the entire time laughing.” O’Heaney was auditioning for the position of Pamela, Doorways frontman Jim Morrison’s girlfriend, and the half she was studying included a “verbal argument” between the 2 of them. Throughout the audition, O’Heaney says Kilmer—who was taking part in Morrison—hit her within the face with a closed fist, knocking her to the bottom. He allegedly then picked her up and shook her, then threw her again down. At that time, she says Stone walked her out and mentioned “that bought type of wild.”
O’Heaney filed a police report a month later, and she or he ultimately accepted a settlement from Stone and Kilmer for $24,500—which she says got here out to about $eight,000 after taxes and legal professional charges. The settlement additionally barred O’Heaney from ever discussing the allegations publicly, which she says she now regrets. After that, she says her performing profession “started to endure” and her agent informed her that no person would see her for readings or auditions. She ultimately moved to her house state of Wisconsin and began working for Greenpeace.
Kilmer and Stone didn’t give a remark to BuzzFeed in regards to the story, however their lawyer on the time mentioned that he has “no hesitation in stating” that this case has nothing to do with the development of highly effective folks utilizing non-disclosure agreements and settlements to cowl up sexual abuse, suggesting that it was only a “office mishap.” The casting director for The Doorways was additionally current, and she or he says the entire actors auditioning had been warned beforehand that “there could possibly be bodily contact.” She says all the pieces that occurred was “a part of the scene” however she did “instantly” step in and cease what Kilmer was doing earlier than it bought “carried away”—although she denies that he ever hit her within the face. “It was a really excessive response to a scenario that to me was not excessive in any respect,” Bramon Garcia mentioned of the authorized motion O’Heaney took.