MTV Sued For Violations of Sexual Harassment and Overtime Laws on Hills Show

The MTV show the Hills is no stranger to being sexually provocative, but sexual harassment on the set?  Well that is what is alleged in a new lawsuit filed against MTV.

Eliza Sproul, a fomer field clearance coordinator and production coordinator for the MTV reality series filed suit against the network claiming that she had been sexually harassed, was pressured to smoke drugs, was denied meal and rest breaks, and finally was denied overtime and other pay.

Read the lawsuit here.

According to Eliza Sproul’s suit, the problems began during a May 2010 trip to film the series in Costa Rica.

Sproul says that she was paired with a local resident, Andres, whom MTV had hired, and Andres immediately set to hitting on her and pressuring her to smoke marijuana with him. Worse, according to the suit, the crew members refused to help her.

Sproul also claims that the male cast members were “extremely inebriated and made crude and offensive jokes and comments throughout …” the trip.

Sproul, who claims she was subjected to sexual harassment, a hostile work environment, wrongful termination, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, is seeking lost wages,  and emotional distress, and other damages.

If you believe you have been subject of sexual harassment or violations of overtime laws speak with an experienced employment law attorney.  Scott M. Behren and the Behren Law Firm remain available for a free consultation.


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