Let's all say it together: They made her an offer she couldn't refuse.
Attorneys for the late Marlon Brando have announced a settlement in the $3.5 million sexual harassment suit brought against the iconic actor's estate by his ex-business manager.
Financial details were not disclosed, but the deal was said to be "amicable."
Jo An Corrales filed suit last April in Los Angeles Superior Court last April, alleging Brando subjected her to a "hostile work environment" during the four years she worked for him. The Washington native claimed the two-time Oscar winner touched her inappropriately, exposed his genitals to her, forced her to watch porno films, and related dirty tales from his Hollywood past.
Corrales also claimed breach of contract, saying she was dumped as a coexecutor of Brando's will just before he died of lung failure July 1, 2004 at the age of 80.
Instead, Brando appointed old pal and producer Mike Medavoy, new business manager Larry Dressler and friend Arval Douglas as coexecutors, charging them with disbursing The Godfather star's estimated $27 million fortune to nine of his children named as beneficiaries. The estate included Tetiaroa, Brando's posh Polynesian hideaway valued at $10 million.
Corrales was seeking hefty damages, including the equivalent of her $5,000-a-month salary for the time she was employed as a trustee and co-executor, plus 10 percent of all residuals--all told about $500,000.
Pete Linden, an attorney for Corrales, said that both sides were satisfied with the settlement. Brando's attorneys declined to comment.
Corrales isn't the only legal contender vying for Brando's bucks.
Alice Marchak, the actor's former longtime personal assistant who was also dropped as a coexecutor, filed a separate suit asking a probate judge to award her an estimated $1 million in assets from the sale of any Brando properties and memorabilia.
Also pending is a claim filed by Angela Borlaza Magaling, Brando's caretaker, alleging she was supposed to be given the reclusive star's 1992 Lexus, a house in the San Fernando Valley, and a sizable severance package.
And last but not least, a Tahitian businessman who runs Air Moorea, a small airline that services Tetiaroa, sued the star, claiming he's owed $500,000 for shuttling tourists to and front the tropical resort.