Abigail Breslin Accused Aaron Eckhart of Being 'Aggressive' and 'Demeaning' on Set, According to New Lawsuit

The producers of the film are suing Breslin for monetary damages due to what they claim are "wild, hysterical and imaginary allegations" from the actress

<p>Harmony Gerber/Getty Images; Frazer Harrison/Getty Images</p>  Abigail Breslin; Aaron Eckhart

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Abigail Breslin; Aaron Eckhart

Abigail Breslin is at the center of a legal battle after accusing Aaron Eckhart of “aggressive, demeaning and unprofessional behavior" on the set of their upcoming film Classified, according to a complaint filed by producers of the film.

Dream Team Studios and WM Holdings are claiming that Breslin, 27, made "wild, hysterical and imaginary allegations against Eckhart," 55, which they say forced production to spend $80,000 in accommodations.

"In order for the production to continue ... Breslin refused to be alone in several scenes with Eckhart, and costly accommodations had to be made by the production to accommodate Breslin's demands or else Breslin would not continue to perform her contractual obligations," the lawsuit alleges.

In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, a representative for Breslin, Michelle Bega, says the actress "is not aware of any action filed against her and has not been served with any legal notice," and that Breslin "categorically denies all contended allegations against her and unequivocally stands by her statement, which she confidentially provided to SAG."

A representative and attorneys for Eckhart did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's requests for comment on Monday.

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Abigail Breslin; Aaron Eckhart

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According to the lawsuit, an investigation by an on-set producer referred to as Mr. Georgiev "found no evidence in support to" Breslin's "specious" claims.

"The entire production almost ground to a halt when Breslin advised the production of Eckhart's of aggressive. demeaning, and unprofessional behavior, which she insisted placed her at various times in peril," the lawsuit states.

Classified, a spy thriller costarring Tim Roth and directed by Roel Reiné, features Eckhart and Breslin as a career CIA hitman father and his long-lost daughter, respectively.

Per a synopsis on IMDb, the movie follow's Eckhart's character Evan Shaw, "who's been solely using the classified section of various newspapers to receive his orders" and "suddenly learns from his estranged daughter that his division's actually been shut down for years."

Jesse Grant/Getty Abigail Breslin
Jesse Grant/Getty Abigail Breslin

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Breslin has been candid in the past about some of her more difficult personal experiences, having opened up about a previous abusive relationship in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

In a response to one fan who thanked her for sharing her story, the Scream Queens alum said in October 2022, "Being open and honest is part of my healing journey as well."

"I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy what I went through," she added. "People like yourself, who are supportive and kind, helps an incredible amount. Thank you!"

The Stillwater actress also encouraged another fan who spoke about hoping that "someday [they] can trust someone enough again to try a new relationship," telling the fan, "You will get there! I promise!"

"I know it's hard to imagine. Trust takes time," Breslin continued. "I've found being open and honest with my partner about my triggers/fears/concerns is really helpful. And therapy!"

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