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Soap star Arianne Zucker sues ‘Days of Our Lives’ producers for sexual harassment years after Trump’s scandalous hot mic moment

Actress Arianne Zucker – whom former President Donald Trump infamously spoke lewdly about in a hot mic moment with Billy Bush in 2005 – is now suing her former “Days of Our Lives” producers for sexual harassment.

The soap star, 49, alleged in court documents obtained by Truth Puke Wednesday that former executive producer Albert Alarr would touch her in a sexual manner non-consensually and sexually harass her verbally during their time working together.

She claimed that he would “frequently” pull her into his chest and make sexual moaning sounds while doing so.

Zucker also alleged, per the court docs, that one of the inappropriate remarks Alarr once made was telling one of her co-stars during a sex scene that he would “love to switch positions” with them.

He also made it known that he “enjoyed” aggressive sex scenes.

Zucker – who played Nicole Walker on “Days of Our Lives” since 1998 – claimed in the docs she and other women told producers at Corday Production Inc. what was allegedly taking place but were ignored.

Zucker alleged ex-producer Albert Alarr made sexually inappropriate comments to her while on the soap.

She also claimed Alarr, seen here, touched her in a sexual manner.
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She also claimed Alarr, seen here, touched her in a sexual manner.
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She also met with the human resources department at Sony, the co-producers of the soap, “several times” between March and June of 2023.

Alarr, 67, was allowed to keep working on the show during that time, which allegedly made Zucker feel “violated and intimidated.”

As a result, the model is also taking legal action against Corday Production Inc. and its executive producer, Ken Corday, in the suit, which was first obtained by TMZ.

Zucker is also suing Ken Corday, seen here.
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Zucker is also suing Ken Corday, seen here.
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In August 2023, Alarr was finally ousted from “Days of Our Lives” amid a misconduct probe.

At the time, more than two dozen cast members had signed a petition, claiming they felt “very uncomfortable and distraught should he stay involved with the show.”

Alarr previously told The Wrap in response, “It is hard to overstate how heartbreaking I find this situation… It’s important to set the record straight. Every day, I worked with hundreds of people, the overwhelming majority of whom would disagree with recent mischaracterizations of me.

Several "Days of Our Lives" co-stars have claimed Alarr made them feel "uncomfortable."
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Several “Days of Our Lives” co-stars have claimed Alarr made them feel “uncomfortable.”
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“I have been in this industry for decades, and not a single complaint has ever been made against me until now. Many of the claims recently referenced in the media are simply false.”

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum Lisa Rinna – who once also appeared on the longtime-running soap – wrote via her Instagram Stories after Alarr was pushed out that “karma is a bitch.”

She also posted a screenshot of an article breaking down the accusations against the former producer, alleging that they were a “long time” coming.

Rinna, 60, concluded at the time, “I couldn’t believe the work environment. It was disgusting.”

Zucker’s attorney Anahita Sedaghatfar, meanwhile, tells Page Six exclusively that her client “did what we tell all women who experience harassment to do, and that is to report it.

“Ms. Zucker did just that and was the voice for other women who were too scared to come forward.”

The attorney adds, “Rather than condone her bravery, Ms. Zucker alleges that Corday retaliated against her and because she spoke out she has lost a job she was devoted to for two decades.”

She concludes, “As part of this lawsuit we will seek to ensure that Corday provides sexual harassment training to its employees and hires an intimacy coordinator to be on set for sex scenes.”

Zucker is also suing for discrimination, retaliation, negligent hiring and supervision, and wrongful termination
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Zucker is also suing for discrimination, retaliation, negligent hiring and supervision, and wrongful termination
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Aside from suing for harassment, the California-born actress is also pursuing damages for discrimination, retaliation, negligent hiring and supervision, and wrongful termination.

She claimed in her filing that after speaking out against Alarr, she was given a “take it or leave it” offer during contract negotiations in October 2023 and essentially fired last month.

Reps for “Days of Our Lives” tells Page Six Wednesday, “The allegations in Ms. Zucker’s lawsuit are without merit. Corday Productions offered to renew Ms. Zucker’s contract including offering her a pay increase. Rejecting Ms. Zucker’s counteroffer does not constitute retaliation.

Donald Trump infamously made lewd remarks about Zucker that were leaked ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
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Donald Trump infamously made lewd remarks about Zucker that were leaked ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
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“Complaints about Mr. Alarr’s on-set behavior were promptly investigated. Corday Productions fully cooperated with the impartial investigation and subsequently terminated Mr. Alarr.”Meanwhile, Alarr’s attorney, Robert M. Barta, calls Zucker’s claims against his client “outrageous” and “baseless.”

“As Ms. Zucker’s own lawsuit all but admits, at a time of industry-wide cutbacks, she was aggressively seeking a significant personal pay increase and additional influence on the show,” Barta tells Page Six in a statement Wednesday. “Having failed in those attempts, she is now – again – trying to exploit vile stereotypes to denigrate and demean a Black man who was in a position of power.

“Well, enough is enough. Every day for decades, Albert worked with hundreds of people who can – and will – testify about the falsity of Ms. Zucker’s mischaracterizations of him. We relish having a chance to share the truth and putting an end to her offensive claims once and for all.”

Zucker’s lawsuit comes nearly eight years after she was involved in a major scandal ahead of the 2016 presidential elections after a tape of Trump, now 77, and Bush, now 52, speaking vulgarly as they rode a bus to meet up with her was leaked.

“Your girl’s hot as s- -t, in the purple,” the former “Access Hollywood” host could be heard telling the future president at the time.

Trump, meanwhile, responded, “Whoa. I’ve gotta use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her … You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab them by the p- - -y.”

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