No one seems to know about sex, drugs and rock and roll better than Universal Music Group.
At least, that's what a lawsuit against their west coast office, Universal Music Publishing Group, is claiming. An anonymous former security guard at the office is claiming she was fired after reporting flagrant drug use among numerous musicians and their entourages including Adam Levine, Jamie Foxx and T.I. She's suing Universal Music Group-owned UMPG, her employer Universal Protection Services, the building's management and others over alleged labor violations, including a hostile work environment.
The lawsuit claims that "artists and high-profile celebrities began visiting the premises with drugs in hand and oftentimes offering drugs to Plaintiff, which she refused." However, when she went to report the illegal activity, she alleges that management "turned a blind eye" and laughed at her objections.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, one particular instance mentioned accused the Maroon 5 frontman of smoking pot in a recording studio with his guests. When she complained, a UMPG manager reportedly told her that, "It's Adam Levine. You know, from Maroon 5. He can do whatever he wants... If he wants to come to the lobby and do a line of cocaine on the floor, it's okay."
The lawsuit also alleges that the UMPG offices were filled with sexual activity and that she found condoms in the men's bathroom while on patrol. "UMPG employees were complaining about finding bras hanging in the studio and people being found passed out in the showers after partying and drug use," stated the lawsuit.
However, what set everything off was when she told rapper T.I.'s entourage to move their vehicles to a designated parking area. They reportedly refused and told her, "I gotta be able to get this boy outta here if a shootout or something goes down." When she complained to UMPG about the incident, the former security guard claims she was suspended two days later and not allowed employment back on the premises.
The woman is now suing for unspecified amount of lost and future earnings, medical bills and general and punitive damages. Universal Music Group has since denied all allegations in the lawsuit. "While we cannot comment on the allegations between the plaintiff and her employer, we can say that the allegations as they relate to Universal Music Group are absurd," said a spokesperson for the company in a statement.
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