(CN) - Actor Brendan Fraser assaulted producer Todd Moyer on two occasions while the pair were in talks hashing out details for the movie "The Legend of William Tell," the producer claims in a lawsuit that falls on the heels of Fraser's $3 million complaint against Moyer.
In July 2011, Moyer claims Fraser was "in an intoxicated state" at a hotel in Indianapolis when he "began to physically push, verbally threaten, and poke plaintiff in the chest repeatedly."
Fraser and Moyer "had been working with screenwriters on a movie to be called "The Legend of William Tell," according to the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Six months later, Moyer claims he had a meeting with Fraser to discuss the film, a meeting that included director Eric Brevig as well as Tracy Brennan, co-head of motion picture talent at Creative Artists Agency and Creative Artists agent Kim Hodgert.
Fraser allegedly demanded that Moyer hire producer Charlotte Huggins, with whom he worked on the film "Journey to the Center of the Earth." When Moyer refused, Fraser "began screaming threats at Plaintiff and then physically hit Plaintiff in his chest over twenty (20) times," the lawsuit states.
Fraser is the sole defendant in the lawsuit.
Moyer seeks punitive damages for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. He is represented by Joseph Pittera of Torrance, Calif.
In May, Fraser sued Moyer for $3 million over alleged production delays tied to "The Legend of William Tell."
Fraser's lawyer, meanwhile, told TMZ on Friday that Moyer's suit is "ridiculous and absurd" and a "desperate attempt" to avoid paying his alleged debt to Fraser.