Adult film actress Sarah Shevon drove up the Pacific Coast Highway one spring evening last year to a job she said her talent agent had booked for her at a gated Malibu estate on Dume Drive.
Shevon said she came dressed as instructed in a plaid “schoolgirl” skirt and a white blouse knotted up at her midriff, expecting to make $300 to act in a sex scene on camera.
After parking her green 1997 Toyota Tercel in front of the five-bedroom Mediterranean villa, Shevon said, she walked in and met her costar, a well-dressed man who asked to be called “Mr. Rich.”
“Mr. Rich,” the 29-year-old actress believes, was Richard Nanula, who until last month was chairman of the Miramax film company and a principal at the private equity firm Colony Capital.