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Comedian Eddie Murphy has been sued for $75 million by actress Michael Michele Williams, 22, who alleges that Murphy had her fired from his film “Harlem Nights” because she spurned his advances. Williams, who performs under the name Michael Michele, also sued Paramount Pictures over her dismissal. Williams claims in her New York suit that she was removed from the proposed TV version of Murphy’s “Coming to America” so she could appear opposite him in “Harlem Nights.” Williams’ lawsuit claims Murphy “made consistent, personal overtures” that she “did not desire” and alleges that Murphy had her fired “when it became clear” that she “would not accede to his sexual demands.”


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