4:32 PM PT — Albert Alarr‘s attorney, Robert M. Barta tells this publication … “As Albert said when Ms. Zucker first leveled these outrageous claims through the press last year, her baseless allegations were examined in a detailed and entirely independent investigation that lasted for two months. Dozens of individuals cooperated and every claim was thoroughly looked into. At the end of that process, the decision was made that Albert should continue in his role as Co-Executive Producer of Days of Our Lives.”
Barta adds, “As Ms. Zucker’s own lawsuit all but admits, at a time of industry-wide cutbacks, she was aggressively seeking a significant personal pay increase and additional influence on the show. Having failed in those attempts, she is now – again – trying to exploit vile stereotypes to denigrate and demean a Black man who was in a position of power.”
4:32 PM PT — He says they look forward to sharing the truth and “putting an end to her offensive claims once and for all.”
2:38 PM PT — A spokesperson for Corday Productions tells this publication … “The allegations in Ms. Zucker’s lawsuit are without merit. Corday Productions offered to renew Ms. Zucker’s contract including offering her a pay increase. Rejecting Ms. Zucker’s counteroffer does not constitute retaliation.”
They concluded, “Complaints about Mr. Alarr’s on-set behavior were promptly investigated. Corday Productions fully cooperated with the impartial investigation and subsequently terminated Mr. Alarr.”
Arianne Zucker — star of the hit show “Days of Our Lives” — is suing the production company behind the legendary soap opera … this publication has learned.
According to court documents obtained by this publication … Arianne is suing Corday Production Inc., its executive producer Ken Corday, and former executive producer of the show Albert Alarr claiming Albert sexually harassed her and other female employees on the show.
Zucker says she was subjected to nonconsensual sexual touching and sexually harassing comments during Alarr’s employment — claiming Alarr would frequently pull her close to his chest and make sexual moans while doing so.
At other times, Zucker says Alarr would make sexually suggestive remarks while filming, like allegedly telling her costars filming sex scenes with her that he would “love to switch positions” with them, and Arianne says he made it clear he enjoyed aggressive sex scenes.
On top of that, Zucker says his behavior was well-known to other producers … claiming multiple women went to Corday Production Inc. over the years but the company allegedly did nothing.
Arianne says she ultimately contacted the co-producer of the show, Sony, and met with their HR department. She says she met with the department several times between March 2023 and June 2023 … during which she claims Alarr was allowed to continue working on the show — which Zucker says made her feel “violated and intimidated.”
Alarr was later fired in August in what Zucker claims was a move to “save face” once allegations against Alarr went public.
Then in October, Arianne said her contract was running out and she attempted to negotiate with Corday Productions … who she says gave her a “take it or leave it” offer and wouldn’t negotiate in “good faith.” She says her old contract expired last month, which she says essentially amounted to her being fired from her job.
She’s suing for harassment, discrimination, retaliation, negligent hiring and supervision, and wrongful termination among other claims … she’s seeking unspecified damages.
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We’ve reached out to Corday and Alarr … so far no word back. Anahita Sedaghatfar represents Zucker.
Originally published — 11:03 AM PT