Director David O. Russell Steps Back on Crazy Train, Feels Up His Pre-op Transgender Niece
David O. Russell, the brilliant director behind The Fighter, Three Kings and Flirting with Disaster, and who is not a stranger to crazy -- you may recall his abusive outburst against Lily Tomlin on the set of I Heart Huckabees -- is being investigated by Florida authorities after he groped his 19-year-old pre-op transgender niece.
The niece -- who does NOT have a blood relation to Russell -- told cops they began to talk about her breasts ... and how certain hormones she's taking have made them larger.
According to the report, the niece claims Russell then "put his hands under [her] top and felt both breasts."
Cops say the woman said she felt "uncomfortable" ... but admitted she "did not ask him to stop at any time."
Investigators later contacted Russell ... and according to the report, the director confirmed he DID touch his niece's breasts ... but only after she gave him permission.
Cops say Russell explained that during the conversation about her chest, the niece informed him that one of her breasts was bigger than the other. The official report says ... Russell told cops his niece then "allowed [him] to feel both of [her] breasts."
Oh, well, wait a minute! 1) She aleledly gave him permission to grab her breast, and 2) she's an adopted niece.
Whew. Thank God. Well, that's not creepy at all, then. She's just a 19-year-old pre-op transgender woman who just happens to have a piece of paper that says she's the daughter of one of Russell's siblings. Ain't no thing.