Life & Style can exclusively reveal that an incident at last monthÃ¢â¬â¢s photo shoot for The Hills sparked Heidi MontagÃ¢â¬â¢s plan to sue show creator Adam DiVello for alleged sexual harassment.
It happened the last weekend of March, during a cast photo shoot to promote the sixth and final season of The Hills, an insider close to Heidi tells Life & Style. Ã¢â¬ÅAdam came up to her from behind and grabbed her with one hand on her stomach and one hand directly on her butt cheek,Ã¢â¬Â the insider claims. Ã¢â¬ÅHeidi had six bodyguards with her. They took his hand off her and moved him away from the situation.Ã¢â¬Â
Heidi refused to go ahead with the photo shoot, a move that got her labeled a diva in online reports. HeidiÃ¢â¬â¢s husband, Spencer Pratt, issued a statement on March 29, saying Heidi Ã¢â¬Åwas sick and she didn’t even want to go to that photo shoot.Ã¢â¬Â
The insider tells Life & Style that Heidi claims sheÃ¢â¬â¢d been annoyed with DiVello for a while. Ã¢â¬ÅHeidi started bringing security to the set because she felt Adam was getting a little creepy. He was very touchy-feely and she insisted he wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t stop asking her to strip down to a bikini for scenes. Adam wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t on set much for six seasons until Heidi got her new boobs. And now he shows up everywhere.Ã¢â¬Â
After the incident, the insider claims, Ã¢â¬ÅHeidi and Spencer e-mailed the production team and asked to talk about what happened. But after three weeks theyÃ¢â¬â¢d gotten no response other than to say Heidi was allowed to bring only one bodyguard on set.
Ã¢â¬ÅHeidiÃ¢â¬â¢s been in tears about it and really upset because she says she doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t feel safe,Ã¢â¬Â the insider continues. Ã¢â¬ÅHeidi says she wanted to solve the issue behind closed doors but The Hills just wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t talk about it.Ã¢â¬Â
Another insider says itÃ¢â¬â¢s been discussed on set that DiVello may use his position with the show to get close to young women, claiming, Ã¢â¬ÅYou have to stroke his ego to get a big role on his shows.Ã¢â¬Â
Meanwhile, co-star Lo Bosworth tweeted her take on the matter: Ã¢â¬ÅI’ll repeat it: no one is/has ever been assaulted during filming of our show. hey spiedi, do you know the definition of slander? NOT OKAY.Ã¢â¬Â