Crewmember Fired After Slapping Minka Kelly's Butt

September 21, 2011 By:
Crewmember Fired After Slapping Minka Kelly's Butt

I don't know what decade this dude thinks it is, but these days, you don't pat your female coworkers on the butt and say, "nice can, toots." Maybe he's been watching too much Mad Men.

Minka Kelly has been busy shooting the Charlie's Angels TV remake, in which she plays street racer Angel Eve French. According to an insider, while on set, a staffer came up behind her and slapped her butt while holding a $100 bill.

"It seems like it was meant to be a joke, but clearly it was inappropriate. Minka was shocked and absolutely irate,” the on-set source reveals. “She was still fuming about it hours later.”

What the hell was this guy thinking? This isn't a rodeo, this is the set of a TV show where Minka Kelly is playing a strong female lead who kicks ass. You really thinking sexual harassment is a good idea? Then again, I guarantee you, if this guy looked like George Clooney, the headline of this story would be: Minka Kelly Dating 'Charlie's Angels' Crewmember.

The staffer reportedly tried to apologize to Minka the next day, and she responded by slapping him in the face. Sounds about right. He was also fired by TV executives.

"The whole set was buzzing about the incident,” the source dishes. “It was quite a scandal. One day he was there, and the next he was gone.”

Well, yeah, that's usually how firings work.

The worker confirmed the incident to Star, but didn't go into detail.

"It was just a misunderstanding," he said.

How is this a misunderstanding? Did you mean to offer her a hundred and fifty bucks? Were you aiming for her boobs instead?

The incident might have hit home for Minka, considering her mom was a stripper. Kelly recently discussed her relationship with her mom, saying it was "pretty complicated." Her father, Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay, was rarely present during Minka's childhood.

Despite growing up in a rough environment, Kelly was at her mom's side when she died of colon cancer a few years ago.

"That's detectable. Talk about being reckless and not paying attention to your body," Minka said. "By the time she passed I was holding her. I was with her until her last breath. We made it."

Of her mom's career choice, Kelly says: "She was 5'11, legs up to her ears, gorgeous. She got along on that for as long as she could."