attends the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Kick-Off party at the W Hollywood on March 21, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
Photo: Chris Weeks/Getty Images for 2011 Tribeca Film Festival/2011 Getty Images
Well, yikes: TMZ has a weird and uncomfortable story about a Florida investigation concerning The Fighter director and his 19-year-old transgendered niece. The facts, apparently, are that David O. Russell was “accused of inappropriately grabbing his niece’s breasts during a workout session at a South Florida hotel gym on Dec. 30.” Russell apparently admitted to the incident, but told police that the contact was consensual. The case is still under review, and Russell’s representative told TMZ that he “emphatically denies any wrongdoing and has cooperated fully with the authorities.” Again: yikes.