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Anna Faris names director she accused of inappropriate behavior

Anna Faris has revealed the identity of the director she accused of inappropriately touching her on set.

Faris revealed on her podcast “Anna Faris Is Unqualified” that Ivan Reitman, the late director of “My Super Ex-Girlfriend,” “slapped my a—” during production and “yelled” at her on her first day, which left her “angry, hurt and humiliated.”

“One of my hardest film experiences was with Ivan Reitman. I mean, the idea of attempting to make a comedy under this, like, reign of terror, he was a yeller. He would bring down somebody every day…and my first day, it was me,” the 45-year-old actress said in a conversation with Lena Dunham about the way people behave on set. 

“I don’t think you’re the first person who’s reported that. And I’m so sorry you had that experience. And did no one step in and say, “No?,” Dunham, 36, replied.

“No. It was, like, 2006,” Faris said. 

The Post has reached out to Faris’ rep for comment.

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Ivan Reitman (L) and actress Anna Faris attend The CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards brought to you by The Coca-Cola Company during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on March 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ivan Reitman and Anna Faris attend The CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards on March 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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“The House Bunny” actress has spoken in detail about the incident before — but never revealed the name of the director she was accusing. 

On an older episode of her podcast in 2017, Faris recalled one moment that left her so stunned, all she could do was “giggle.”

“I was doing a scene where I was on a ladder and I was supposed to be taking books off a shelf and he slapped my ass in front of the crew so hard,” she shared. “I remember looking around and seeing the crew members being like, ‘Wait, what are you going to do about that? That seemed weird.’”

Anna Faris attends a press conference to promote the film "Overboard (Hombre Al Agua)" at St. Regis Hotel on May 7, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Anna Faris has spoken in detail about the incident before — but never revealed the name of the director.
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“And that’s how I dismissed it. I was like, ‘Well, this isn’t a thing. Like, it’s not that big of a deal. Buck up, Faris. Like, just giggle.’ But it made me feel small. He wouldn’t have done that to the lead male,” she continued.

Faris also claimed in 2017 the “Ghostbusters” director told her agent she was hired because of her “great legs.”

“And listen, that’s a f—ing great compliment. I like my legs. But that sort of informed my whole experience with that whole project,” she admitted. “I don’t think the male lead got hired because he had great legs. Therefore I felt like I’m hired because of these elements — not because of [talent].”

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