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Megan Thee Stallion sued by cameraman for harassment

The rapper’s former cameraman is accusing her of harassment and a hostile work environment
Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Megan Thee Stallion is being sued by a former cameraman after he allegedly accused her of forcing him to watch her have sex with another woman.

Emilio Garcia started working for Stallion as a personal cameraman in 2018, and in 2019 quit his job to pursue working with her full-time until June 2023.

Garcia claims that he was trapped inside a moving vehicle with Megan in Spain in June 2022 while she had sex with the woman. He is accusing the Houston artist of harassment and a hostile work environment. In the lawsuit, Garcia claims that the day after the incident, he was warned to “[not ever] discuss what you saw,” while also being fat-shamed and treated differently by Stallion.

“I felt uncomfortable,” Garcia said in an interview with NBC News. “I was kind of frozen, and I was shocked …  at kind of just the overall audacity to [do] this right beside me.”

Garcia says during the trip Stallion called him a “fat b—-,” told him to spit his food out and that he doesn’t need to be eating. When they returned from the trip, Garcia claimed that his compensation structure was changed from a monthly rate to a pay-per-task, in which he had to submit invoices for each assignment.

He expected to have the same workload despite the structure change, but he claims he was treated differently after the trip and saw a decrease in bookings that Stallion required him to do.

Garcia claims he was on the schedule for a June 2023 job, but was notified by Roc Nation the night before that his services would no longer be required by Stallion.

“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,” Garcia’s attorney, Ron Zambrano, said in a statement to NBC News. “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.”

The lawsuit says Garcia is seeking more than six figures and is seeking unpaid wages, interest on the unpaid wages, unpaid overtime wages and other employee benefits at the legal rate.

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