A new, “authorized” biography outlining the purported bedroom achievements of Warren Beatty has been denounced by the actor as inaccurate – and very unauthorized. According to the New York Post, author Peter Biskind writes that Beatty has had sex with “12,775 women, give or take, a figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on.” In a statement to the Huffington Post, Beatty’s attorney says the book was never sanctioned by the 72-year-old star.
“Mr. Biskind’s tedious and boring book on Mr. Beatty was not authorized by Mr. Beatty and should not be published as an authorized biography,” writes the attorney, Bertram Fields. “It contains many false assertions and purportedly quotes Mr. Beatty as saying things he never said. Other media should not repeat things from the book on the assumption that they are true or that the book is an authorized biography.”
The biography claims that Beatty lost his virginity when he was almost 20, and made up for lost time with nearly every actress in Hollywood. Among his alleged bed partners were Joan Collins, Leslie Caron, Isabelle Adjani, Julie Christie, Diane Keaton,and Jane Fonda. According to the book, Fonda told Biskind that she originally thought Beatty was gay, but their love affair changed her mind.
“Oh, my God. We kissed until we had practically eaten each other’s heads off,” Biskind claims he was told by Beatty.