Demi Moore Sued for Sexual Harassment

05/09/2003 at 11:00 AM EDT

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Demi Moore

The former manager of Demi Moore's Idaho ranch is suing the star for more than $200,000 in damages, accusing her of sexual harassment and discrimination amid claims that she fired him after he turned down her advances.

According to New York's Daily News, the ex-employee, Lawrence Bass, 43, claims Moore, 40, hit on him in the same manner she used to approach Michael Douglas in the 1994 movie "Disclosure."

Bass, a former butler for Hugh Hefner, reportedly has filed a complaint with federal authorities and the Idaho Human Rights Commission.

Moore's attorney, Martin Singer, tells the Daily News he is considering countersuing, given that Bass spoke to the Star tabloid about the alleged incident.

"This guy signed a confidentiality agreement," said Singer, terming Bass a "disgruntled ex-employee" and calling his legal action against Moore "ridiculous" and with "no merit."

Wade Hyder, an attorney for Bass, declined comment to the Daily News.

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