(ANI): Henry Warren Beatty has slammed new book claims that he has
bedded 12,775 women. The 72-year-old star has taken legal action
against Peter Biskind, author of 'Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced
America', for saying that the actor devoted most of his life, away
from the screen, to casual sex.
Beatty, currently married to actress Annette Bening, has had
romantic liaisons with stars like Jane Fonda, Joan Collins, Dianne
Keaton and Julie Christie. But Biskind's tome has estimated that
Beatty has slept with close to 13,000 women. "12,775 women, give or
take, a figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys,
casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on," the Independent quoted
Biskind as saying in the book.
Biskind claims to have based the figure on "simple arithmetic,"
saying that it is supported by evidence from friends and former
lovers of the actor, together with a series of interviews that he
was granted with Beatty. In response to the publication of the
biography, Beatty's lawyer, Bertram Fields, issued a statement,
saying: "Mr Biskind's tedious and boring book is in any way
"It contains many false assertions and purportedly quotes Mr
Beatty as saying things he never said. Other media should not
repeat things from the book on the assumption that they are true,"
added the statement.