'SNL' rep denies Chris Kattan's sex claim about Lorne Michaels: 'This did not happen'

A rep for "SNL" is firmly denying a story about Lorne Michaels that appears in former star Chris Kattan's new memoir, "Baby Don't Hurt Me: My Stories and Scars from 'Saturday Night Live."

Kattan, who starred on "SNL" from 1996 to 2003, recounts an alleged situation that unfolded in the mid-1990s during pre-production for the comedy movie "A Night at the Roxbury." According to Kattan, Michaels pressured him to have sex with a female director so she'd agree to work on the film.

Amy Heckerling, the director behind hits like "Clueless" and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," allegedly hit on Kattan after initially signing onto the project. At the time, Heckerling was 43 and Kattan was 27, and he says he declined her advances.

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 20 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris Kattan as Doug Butabi, Jim Carrey as barhop, Will Ferrell as Steve Butabi during "The Roxbury Guys" skit on May 18, 1996 -- (Photo by: Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Actor Chris Kattan attends the New York City Premiere of 'A Night at the Roxbury' on October 1, 1998 at Gotham Cinema in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 1464 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Chris Kattan during an interview with host Jay Leno on October 9, 1998 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 01: Chris Kattan (left) and Will Ferrell get together at screening of the movie "A Night at the Roxbury." They're in the film., (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Actors Jennifer Gimenez Chris Kattan attend the Fourth Annual GQ Men of the Year Awards on October 21, 1999 at Beacon Theater in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Actors Jennifer Gimenez and Chris Kattan attend the 'Man on the Moon' New York City Premiere on December 7, 1999 at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Actor Chris Kattan attend 'The Concert for New York City' - After Party on October 20, 2001 at Hudson Hotel in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Actor Chris Kattan attends the 2001 VH-1/Vogue Fashion Awards on October 19, 2001 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 7 -- Air Date 12/01/2001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Derek Jeter, Chris Kattan as Gary the Masseur during the "Musical Masseur" skit on December 1, 2001 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 5 -- Air Date 11/10/2001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Horatio Sanz as Harvey, Chris Kattan as Mango, Tracy Morgan as the stylist during the "Mango & Gwyneth" skit on November 10, 2001 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 4 -- Air Date 11/03/2001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Dean Edwards as police officer, Chris Kattan as Gator during the "America Undercover" skit on November 3, 2001 (Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 4 -- Air Date 11/03/2001 -- Pictured: Chris Kattan as Doctor Anthony Fauci during "Ashcroft's Press Conference" skit on November 3, 2001 (Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Chris Kattan and Parker Posey during The Concert for New York City - Backstage at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Chris Kattan during Opening Night of "La Boheme" at Broadway Theater in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 7 -- Aired 12/07/2002 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris Kattan as Marty Feinblatt, Rachel Dratch as Sylvia Feinblatt, Tina Fey during "Weekend Update" on December 7, 2002 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Chris Kattan during "The Last Samurai" Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Chris Kattan during "The Last Samurai" - Los Angeles Premiere at Mann's Village Theater in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
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Kattan says the following day, Michaels was "furious," saying that Heckerling now wanted out of the film. He allegedly told Kattan over the phone, "Chris, I'm not saying you have to f--k her, but it wouldn't hurt."

Paramount, Michaels allegedly said, was only interested in pursuing "Night at the Roxbury" if Heckerling directed it, and if Kattan "wanted to make sure the movie happened, then [he] had to keep Amy happy."

A spokesperson for "SNL" told Page Six, "This did not happen," adding that the book's publisher never contacted the show to verify any claims. Heckerling has not publicly responded to the story.

According to Kattan, he and Heckerling later did consensually hook up on her office couch. He writes that while he found Heckerling attractive, he was also "very afraid of the power she and Lorne wielded over my career."

Heckerling did not ultimately direct "Night at the Roxbury," which co-starred Will Ferrell. The film was directed by John Fortenberry.

Kattan's book, which details his tenure on "SNL" and what followed, is available on Amazon.

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