Christine Peters: Jeffrey Epstein's Dinner with Sumner, and 8 More H'wood Bombshells
The producer and memoirist reveals how Tom Cruise and Redstone made up, her bad relationship with Shari Redstone, and why she told her #MeToo story to Ronan Farrow
Producer Christine Peters is a legendary Hollywood figure, an almost Zelig-like figure who, at various times, ran Robert Evans’ production shingle at Paramount, was married to hairdresser-turned-studio chief Jon Peters, and was proposed to by Sumner Redstone. During that time, she had a ringside seat to some of the biggest business headlines in Hollywood history, many of which she discusses below. The producer of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days also stunned Hollywood in 2018 when she revealed her own #MeToo encounter with Les Moonves to Ronan Farrow, a move that played a crucial part in the CBS chairman and CEO’s eventual ouster. She talks about how that decision to make her sexual assault public happened and why (hint: it involves Mia Farrow).
Peters joined the Ankler Hot Seat podcast (listen here and follow us here) to discuss her upcoming memoir, her involvement in Web3, and what she thinks about the portrayal of ex-husband Peters, played by Bradley Cooper, in the Oscar-nominated Licorice Pizza. She is candid and dishy and unfiltered in her appraisal of the industry today. .
Here are nine pieces of uncensored content excerpted from her interview.
On Dating Sumner Redstone
It was so strange, the whole thing because he only marched to his own tune. You could ask a million questions, and he would never even answer because he didn't hear them. His agenda was it, and that was it. No questions asked. I was helping get Bob (Evans)'s deal back on track. I had a meeting with Sumner, and that was it. Within a week, he said, ‘I'm divorcing my wife and we're going to get married.’ I was like, Oh my God, what? What do you mean?’
On Her Dinner with Sumner Redstone and Jeffrey Epstein (around 1999-2000)
I was in Paris with my two daughters. [Sumner] flew in and took us to dinner, which was very sweet. And he said, I have a friend joining and the friend shows up with these two girls. And I thought first they were his daughters. And I said to them, ‘Is that your dad?’ And they go, ‘no. Our parents are friends of him and he's flying us to the south of France for the summer.’ And I said, ‘oh, that's so nice.’ I mean, I don't think twice about that. I'd say they were probably 16, 17…