Megan Thee Stallion Sued by Personal Cameraman for Harassment and ‘Hostile Work Environment’

A cameraman who worked for Megan Thee Stallion between 2018 and 2023 is suing the artist, claiming she subjected him to a hostile work environment that included harassment and labor code violations. In his lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles and obtained by Rolling Stone, Emilio Garcia alleges he was terminated in retaliation for his complaints about wage and hour issues.

In his most explicit claim, Garcia alleges he was traveling with Megan Thee Stallion in Ibiza, Spain, in June 2022 when the hip-hop star “suddenly” engaged in sexual contact with another woman “right beside” him in a moving vehicle. “Plaintiff was embarrassed, mortified and offended throughout the whole ordeal,” the lawsuit states.

Garcia alleges the Grammy-winning singer, whose legal name is Megan Pete, also made disparaging comments about his weight and contacted him “at all hours” to brainstorm TikTok videos and edit content. He alleges he was terminated the night before a scheduled gig after he confided in Pete’s makeup artist that he felt mistreated and was considering leaving because Pete had started working with another cameraman.

Courtesy of Emilio Garcia

“This is an employment claim for money – with no sexual harassment claim filed and with salacious accusations to attempt to embarrass her. We will deal with this in court,” Pete’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, said in a statement sent to Rolling Stone. Pete was sued along with her personal and touring companies, as well as Roc Nation.

“Megan just needs to pay our client what he’s due, own up to her behavior and quit this sort of sexual harassment and fat shaming conduct,” plaintiff’s attorney Ron Zambrano, a partner and Employment Litigation Chair at West Coast Employment Lawyers in Los Angeles, said in a statement. “Emilio should never have been put in a position of having to be in the vehicle with her while she had sex with another woman. ‘Inappropriate’ is putting it lightly. Exposing this behavior to employees is definitely illegal.” Trending Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff Have Reached Their Limit Meet the Girthmaster, the OnlyFans Creator Who Makes Up to $80,000 Per Month Opioids Came for Country Music. It’s Fighting Back From VMAs Drama to ‘thanK you aIMee’: A Timeline of Taylor Swift’s Feud With Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

Courtesy of Emilio Garcia

According to the lawsuit, Garcia initially received a monthly flat rate of $4,000 to work with Pete through Roc Nation and Stallion Entertainment. He says after the trip to Ibiza, his pay structure was changed to a pay-per-task rate that required him to submit invoices for each assignment. He said the new invoicing system resulted in “significantly less” compensation – an amount that “did not accurately reflect the true time and effort” he spent working for Pete.

In an interview with NBC News, Garcia said he was “uncomfortable” during the alleged incident in the car in Spain. “I was kind of frozen, and I was shocked. At kind of just be the overall audacity to do this right, right beside me,” he told the outlet.

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