David O. Russell
Director

Allegations Summary:
Groping his 19-year-old niece
Industry:
Alleged Victim Gender:
Trans Female

David O. Russell is a well-known film director.  His credits include Spanking the Monkey, Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees, American Hustle, Joy, The Fighter, Flirting with Disaster, and Silver Linings Playbook.

In 2011, Russell’s 19-year-old niece accused him of groping her at the gym.  Russell told police that his niece, who was undergoing a male to female gender transition, was “acting very provocative toward him” and that the incident was consensual. The authorities declined to pursue the charges against Russell.

Film/TV Appearances
as cast member
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael
Himself
2018
Hal
Himself
2018
Students of The Graduate
Interviewee
2007
Divine Trash
Himself
1998
Filmography
as crew member
Not Fade Away
Producer
2020
Past Forward
Writer
2016
Past Forward
Director
2016
Joy
Director
2015
Joy
Producer
2015
Joy
Story
2015
Joy
Screenplay
2015
Accidental Love
Director
2015
American Hustle
Writer
2013
American Hustle
Director
2013
Silver Linings Playbook
Screenplay
2012
Silver Linings Playbook
Director
2012
The Fighter
Director
2010
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie
Executive Producer
2004
Soldiers Pay
Producer
2004
Soldiers Pay
Director
2004
I Heart Huckabees
Director
2004
I Heart Huckabees
Screenplay
2004
I Heart Huckabees
Producer
2004
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Executive Producer
2004
Three Kings
Screenplay
1999
Three Kings
Director
1999
Flirting with Disaster
Writer
1996
Flirting with Disaster
Director
1996
Spanking the Monkey
Director
1994
Spanking the Monkey
Writer
1994
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live at the El Mocambo
Camera Operator
1983
Sammy's Hill
Adaptation