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GREAT SCOTT FIRMLY DENIES THAT HE WAS A SEXIST LOUT

George C. Scott's former personal assistant is suing him for $3.1 million, claiming sexual harassment.

Julie Wright, 26, accuses her ex-boss of fondling her, propositioning her and leaving suggestive messages on her voice mail.Wright took the $1,500-a-week assistant's job on Feb. 18, just before previews for "Inherit the Wind," the Broadway play starring Scott.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday, said Wright was supposed to run errands for the 68-year-old actor and his estranged wife, make appointments and answer fan mail. She worked for him until April 30.

She said that when she asked him, a week into the job, if there was anything he needed, he answered: `I need a pack of Lucky's, call up room service for eight bottles of Bud and a bottle of Smirnoff, and now for the real question: Will you have my baby?"'

Through his spokesman Scott called the charges "absurd and completely untrue."