Josh Hartnett

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Josh Hartnett is very against the idea of adding "closed-circuit telly star" to his résumé.

The actor's legal team has gone after Britain's Daily Mirror for defamation over a Sept. 1 report that the Soho Hotel's closed-circuit TV system captured a postparty romp between Hartnett and an unidentified woman in the hotel's library.

A team of hotel personnel then supposedly gathered to watch the "hot and heavy" tryst, a source told the tabloid.

An attorney for Hartnett said in a statement, however, that the 30 Days of Night star never spent such a night with the lass in question and is seeking damages and a public apology, according to BBC News.

The allegations are "not only untrue but a complete fabrication," the statement read.

Hartnett is in the U.K. gearing up to make his stage debut at London's Apollo Theatre in a new adaptation of Rain Man, playing Tom Cruise's character from the Oscar-winning film. The play officially opens Sept. 19.

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