She coulda been an executor.
Marlon Brando's former business manager, Jo An Corrales, has filed a $3.5 million suit against the late acting great's estate, accusing him of sexually harassing her during the four years she worked for him and claming he committed breach of contract by dropping her as a coexecutor of his will just before his death last July.
The suit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, comes more than five months after Brando died of lung failure at the age of 80.
According to court documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times, the manager alleges the two-time Oscar winner "caused a hostile work environment due to his continuous acts of sexual harassment."
She also says she was dumped as an executor of estate in the weeks before Brando died. Brando instead designated friend and producer Mike Medavoy, new business manager Larry Dressler and friend Arva Douglas as coexecutors, charging them with disbursing the bulk of the show-biz icon's estimated $27 million fortune to nine of his children named as beneficiaries. The estate includes Tetiaroa, Brando's posh Tahitian resort valued at $10 million.
While the complaint sheds little light on exactly what offenses Brando committed during the course of Corrales' employment to lead her to take legal action, the former manager believes her pain and suffering entitles her to a significant chunk of change.
Specifically, Corrales' suit seeks the equivalent of her $5,000-a-month salary for the time she was employed as a trustee and coexecutor, plus 10 percent of all residuals totaling an estimated $500,000.
"She was to get 10 percent of any revenues she recovered on his behalf," her lawyer, Peter J. Linden, told the Los Angeles Times.
Neither Medavoy nor Brando's legal rep was available for comment Monday
Where there's a will, there's a way...to court. Corrales isn't the only contender putting dibs on the actor's millions.
Alice Marchak, a former longtime personal assistant who was also removed as a coexecutor, filed her own claim asking a probate judge to award her an estimated $1 million in assets from the sale of any properties and memorabilia.
Meanwhile, Angela Borlaza Magaling, Brando's caretaker, believes she's owed the title to the star's 1992 Lexus, a house in the San Fernando Valley and a sizable severance package.
And finally, a Tahitian businessman who runs Air Moorea, a small airline that services Tetiaroa, is seeking more than $500,000 for shuttling tourists to and from Brando's Polynesian hideaway.