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Wednesday
Sep222010

Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Threatens Siegfried and Roy's Rep

Roy Horn, best known for serving as one-half of the popular Siegfried and Roy stage show, is facing sexual harassment allegations. Horn, best known as 50 percent of the tiger-wrangling Siegfried and Roy, is being sued by one of his former assistants, Oliver Preiss. Priess claims he was fired in April, shortly after the illusionists announced they were leaving show business, following years of rebuffing what he says were Horn's numerous sexual advances. In a complaint, Preiss claims that Horn and his stage partner made repeated "requests for sex," that Horn "made sexual advances towards all male assistants," that Horn "forced his assistants to join him in watching pornographic videos" and that Horn "groped" Priess, "inside and outside of Priess' clothing." Preiss' allegations are the latest troubles to plague Horn. Seven years ago, he was savagely mauled by one of Siegfried and Roy's prized tigers during a show at Las Vegas' Mirage Hotel and Casino.

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