Megan Thee Stallion Sued by Former Cameraman Over Alleged Sexual Harassment and Fat-Shaming

Megan Thee Stallion faces lawsuit from former cameraman alleging sexual harassment, hostile work environment, and labor code violations. Lawyer dismisses claims as "employment claim for money."

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Megan Thee Stallion Sued by Former Cameraman Over Alleged Sexual Harassment and Fat-Shaming

Megan Thee Stallion Sued by Former Cameraman Over Alleged Sexual Harassment and Fat-Shaming

Megan Thee Stallion is facing a lawsuit filed by her former personal cameraman, Emilio Garcia, who alleges that the rapper subjected him to sexual harassment and created a hostile work environment. According to the lawsuit, in June 2022, while traveling with Megan in an SUV in Ibiza, Spain, Garcia was forced to witness Megan having sex with another woman. "Garcia felt uncomfortable and was told not to discuss what he saw," the lawsuit states.

In addition to the alleged sexual incident, Garcia claims that Megan engaged in fat-shaming behavior towards him during the trip, calling him a "fat b****" and telling him not to eat. The lawsuit also alleges that after the Ibiza incident, Garcia saw a decrease in the jobs he was hired for, and was eventually told his services were no longer required in June 2023.

The lawsuit, filed against Megan, her companies, and her label Roc Nation, accuses them of harassment, labor code violations, and creating a hostile, abusive work environment. Garcia claims he was "purposefully misclassified" as an independent contractor, which resulted in him not being paid for overtime hours and not receiving proper meal and rest breaks.

Why this matters: The allegations against Megan Thee Stallion underscore the persistent problem of sexual harassment and hostile work environments in the entertainment industry. The lawsuit also raises concerns about the misclassification of employees as independent contractors, which can deprive them of essential benefits and protections.

Megan Thee Stallion's attorney, Alex Spiro, has dismissed the lawsuit as an "employment claim for money" with "no sexual harassment claim filed," calling the accusations "salacious" and an attempt to "embarrass her." Spiro stated that they will address the claims in court. Garcia's attorney has urged Megan to "pay what is owed" to their client, "own up to her behavior," and stop the alleged sexual harassment and fat-shaming conduct.

Key Takeaways

  • Megan Thee Stallion sued by former cameraman for sexual harassment, hostile work environment
  • Cameraman claims he was forced to witness Megan's sexual encounter in Ibiza, Spain
  • Lawsuit alleges Megan engaged in fat-shaming behavior and misclassified cameraman as contractor
  • Megan's lawyer dismisses lawsuit as an "employment claim for money" with no sexual harassment
  • Cameraman's lawyer urges Megan to "pay what is owed" and "own up to her behavior"