Date: 10th October 2000

Unions Won't Grant Hurley Leeway

Elizabeth Hurley's explanation that she was unaware of an actors' strike when she recently taped ads for the Estee Lauder cosmetics committee won't wash with officials of the Screen Actors Guild, the New York Post reported Sunday.

The newspaper observed that it is likely that Hurley will be expelled from the union as the result of her strike breaking. It noted that actor Tim Robbins, speaking at a New York rally on Friday, vowed that SAG leadership will bring Hurley to "trial" after the strike ends. "She won't get away with it," he said. Meanwhile, negotiators for the unions and advertisers agreed Saturday to resume bargaining talks on Oct. 19.

Source: Studio Briefing