T.I., Jamie Foxx Named In Marijuana Lawsuit Against Universal Music

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A former security guard at Universal Music Publishing Group has filed suit against her former employer for allowing the use of marijuana by artists and executives on site.

The plaintiff – an anonymous 41-year-old woman – says that members of UMPG’s Santa Monica office and the building’s management “turned a blind eye” to drug use on the company’s premises. She alleges that T.I., Jamie Foxx, MC Ren, Macy Gray, Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine as well as some UMPG executives “began visiting the premises with drugs in hand and oftentimes offer[ed] drugs to Plaintiff, which she refused.”

The plaintiff also indicates that she was subject to racial slurs and forced to contend with a sexually-explicit work environment.

“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,” the suit reads. “[The] Plaintiff found condoms plastered in the men’s bathroom while on patrol. She began witnessing UMPG employees engaged in intimate touching and grinding, involving buttocks and genitalia.”

The unknown plaintiff is claiming anonymity under California’s whistle-blower law. She is seeking an unspecified amount for discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination after issuing complaints regarding the use of drugs in the building.

Check out the full list of complaints and allegations over at Billboard.

[via Billboard]

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  • twin

    die slow

  • Jon

    sounds like someone is trying to get some cash easily. if you were offended, then leave the environment you are in. doing this is obviously on purpose for some sort of money compensation

  • FoodForThought

    Jon – You can’t give up your livelihood because you are offended by something you witness at work. Now the location is in Cali so drug use could have been dismissed for medical purpose and may not have been illegal. I think the issue is she was fired for doing her job. Although it seems like she was focusing on something that was common practice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Victor-Diaconescu/561858304 Victor Diaconescu


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Malcolm-Kyle/100001700224506 Malcolm Kyle

    Dear Law Enforcement, please stop “protecting” us from ourselves and start doing proper police work!


    “The war on drugs has also generated indirect costs that many researchers contend have undermined public safety. The federal government has prioritized spending and grants for drug task forces and widespread drug interdiction efforts that often target low-level drug dealing. These highly organized and coordinated efforts have been very labor intensive for local law enforcement agencies with some unanticipated consequences for investigation of other crimes. The focus on drugs is believed to have redirected law enforcement resources that have resulted in more drunk driving, and decreased investigation and enforcement of violent crime laws. In Illinois, a 47% increase in drug arrests corresponded with a 22% decrease in arrests for drunk driving. Florida researchers have similarly linked the focus on low level drug arrests with an increase in the serious crime index.”

    –Drug Policy, Criminal Justice and Mass Imprisonment, by Bryan Stevenson

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003644733905 Drew Emmerson

      What he said.. only more ghetto…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003644733905 Drew Emmerson

    “She began witnessing UMPG employees engaged in intimate touching and grinding, involving buttocks and genitalia.” Just ass and balls though – all women were breastless.

  • C-dub

    says every engineer EVER

  • therhetorician

    Look at the netherlands drug policy; tons of drugs that are considered “hard” in the USA are thriving in the netherlands and yet EVERYONE is okay. Their crime rates are low, their economy is growing, and their mindset is accepting drugs so drug use doesn’t destroy. Its all about the mindset you have towards things, but since america is all about profit over welfare (basically everything else too) we will forever remain living in the facade of security and forever will be ignorant