Jason Bateman‘s wife, Amanda Anka has accused Celebrity hotelier, André Balazs of sexual misconduct, as she claims that he groped her.
Bateman defended his wife’s claim in a joint statement from his publicist to the publication:
“On behalf of Jason Bateman and Amanda Anka, we can confirm that the account of André Balazs’s outrageous and vile behavior on that night in London is factual. His actions were dealt with at the time.”
He suggested they climb up a firehouse-style ladder to an upstairs room for a better view, which eyewitnesses said made Anka hesitate because she was wearing a leather dress.
Balazs insisted, and when Anka began climbing the stars, he allegedly slipped his hand under her dress and grabbed her crotch.
Anka then told the group what happened, which caused Bateman to confront Balazs and allegedly spit gum in his face. The husband and wife pair left the hotel shortly thereafter.
Several other women came forward with their own allegations.