The top Hollywood agent’s son arrested over a woman’s torso found in a dumpster filmed violent action movies which fetishize Asian women and even once worked with Brandi Glanville, The Post can reveal.
Samuel Haskell IV, 35, was booked on suspicion of murder Wednesday after a homeless man found part of a dismembered woman’s body wrapped in a plastic inside a dumpster about five miles from the suspect’s home in Tarzana, Calif.
His wife, Mei Haskell, 37, had already been reported missing along with her parents — mom Yanxiang Wang, 64, and dad Gaoshan Li, 72 — and all three remain unaccounted for.
Haskell IV — the son of a powerful Hollywood exec who previously represented megastars George Clooney, Dolly Parton and Whoopi Goldberg — lists himself as a director and posted several clips online of low budget videos he said he had written and filmed.
Most of Haskell’s work previewed online features Asian women in bikinis or skimpy outfits being ogled by men who then end up in vicious fights.
In one clip, a man has an ‘X’ carved into his face and waves a sword. In another, one male character repeatedly lunges at another with the weapon and moves to slash him.
Former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Brandi Glanville appears in one clip for a movie which appears to be a high school teen drama.
In the clip she delivers the line: “Why don’t you get back in the studio with Dr. Luke and leave my f—ing daughter alone?” to a girl, who is crying.
The clip then shows two armed men fighting over a woman while heavy metal music plays in the background and the titles read: “AK. Ammunition. At this school. All that matters. Is the girl.”
Brandi did not immediately return The Post’s request for comment.
Cops had raided Haskells’ home after a witness reported seeing what appeared to be body parts in bags outside the property. However, by the time police arrived the bags had gone.
A day later the gruesome discovery of the as-yet-unidentified torso in a mall dumpster was made. Although police have said they believe it to be Mei they are still waiting DNA test results.
Describing the raid, LAPD Detective Efren Gutierrez told ABC 7: “Once officers made entry, what was discovered was evidence of a crime, including some blood evidence and other items I’m not going to provide at this point.”
Police had located the couple’s three children and have since turned them over to the Department of Children and Family Services, according to local reports.
Haskell is the son of former William Morris Agency executive vice president Samuel Haskell III, as first reported by the Los Angeles Times.
The elder Haskell joined the leading Hollywood agency in 1978 and has represented an illustrious list of stars and even royalty, at one point counting the UK’s King Charles’ brother Prince Edward as a client.
He became an executive vice president in 1997 and was also the agency’s worldwide head of television, his LinkedIn profile shows. The Emmy-winning producer retired from the agency in 2005 and is currently the president of Magnolia Hill Productions.
In his company biography, Haskell III — who also served as CEO of the Miss America organization from 2015 to 2017 — is said to be “widely known as ‘the nice guy in Hollywood.’”
The Hollywood exec has not yet addressed the charges against his son, which is not his first run-in with the law, according to records obtained by the LA Times.
In December 2008, Haskell IV was arrested and charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. He pleaded no contest to battery and was placed on three years’ probation in 2010, the newspaper said.
A neighbor, who did not wish to be identified, told ABC 7 she had a friendship with Mei, but always thought “something seemed so off” about Haskell before his wife’s disappearance.
“Something seemed so weird. I kept saying to my family, ‘Something is wrong with her husband,’” the neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous, told the outlet.
Haskell is being held on $2 million bail at the Valley Jail in Van Nuys in connection to the torso discovery.
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