The company's president and CEO, Jim Gosnell, and two other bosses are accused of a litany of misconduct by the woman, who is suing as a Jane Doe. According to her claims, another asked 'what color lingerie are you wearing? Executives at the Agency for the Performing Arts are being sued for sexual harassment and gender violence by a former executive assistant and talent agent who says she was forced out for telling the truth about what happened to her. The company's president and CEO, Jim Gosnell pictured , and two other bosses are accused of a litany of misconduct by the woman.
She was even sexually assaulted by the chief operating officer of a client company but told by her own bosses that she would be fired if she went to police, she alleges in court papers filed Wednesday in Los Angeles. Blige, Nickelback, and DJ Paul Oakenfold - felt so 'protected' by the company and its senior management and HR and legal departments, that they felt comfortable sending a series of lewd and threatening texts to the woman.
The suit claims Josh Humiston, APA's head of music, subjected Jane Doe to 'crude and sexual comments and overtures' he made during her time working at the company. In early May , just weeks after the woman started her position as executive assistant to the CEO, Humiston said to her: 'I know your breasts are not real,' before reaching out to squeeze them. The suit claims that following the incident - on a weekly and often daily basis - Humiston asked and even demanded that the woman have sex with him or pleasure him orally.
Another text seen by DailyMail. You should come over to my pool. The suit claims Josh Humiston pictured , APA's head of music, subjected Jane Doe to 'crude and sexual comments and overtures' he made during her time working at the company. The suit claims on a weekly and often daily basis, Humiston asked and even demanded that the woman have sex with him or pleasure him orally.
But when the employee rebuffed his unwanted advances Humiston, it's alleged, turned nasty. The suit - filed by attorneys Ben Meiselas and Michael Popok - states that Jane Doe repeatedly reported Humiston's unwanted sexual harassment and boorish remarks to her boss Gosnell and APA's head of human resources, Joanne Johnson, but neither disciplined the exec. The employee claims she later discovered Gosnell and Johnson were engaged in a secret love affair which, the suit suggests, might explain why nothing was done.
Instead her complaints were dismissed and she was told it was part of life working at a top talent agency and that she 'better get used to it', the suit claims. The legal paperwork alleges Humiston wasn't alone in his disturbing behavior. The filing also names Paul Santana, vice president of APA's talent department, who it's claimed would 'routinely make wildly inappropriate and sexually demeaning' comments towards the woman.
The comments included: 'Your booty looks so hot today,' and you make me so hard' and 'what color lingerie are you wearing.
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The suit alleges Santana 'incessantly texted and verbally made sexually graphic remarks' to the female employee. Right across from me all day ; all the thoughts are running through my head,' read one lewd text message from Santana. The filing also names Paul Santana pictured , vice president of APA's talent department, who it's claimed would 'routinely make wildly inappropriate and sexually demeaning' comments towards the woman.
The suit alleges Santana 'incessantly texted and verbally made sexually graphic remarks' to the female employee left and right. The comments allegedly included: 'Your booty looks so hot today,' and you make me so hard' and 'what color lingerie are you wearing'.
In another obtained by DailyMail. All for you? I want you to stop NOW. You're married and this is not wanted,' his churlish response was: 'Those are just the logistics sexy. Let me deal with the wife. Sadly for Jane Doe her senior boss Gosnell wasn't much easier to deal with.
Again she complained to HR but each time her complaints were met with 'excuses, indifference or opaque warnings that if she continued to complain about such behavior, she would not advance at APA,' the suit states. Despite her continued troubles, in April , the female employee was promoted be a talent agent, her dream job.
But, the suit claims, senior managers still found 'cruel ways to harass and retaliate against her. The woman claims she was given a tiny office in the kitchen - 'the office real estate equivalent of Siberia' - in a bid to further demean her. The suit claims other executives and male colleagues dubbed her 'Cinderella' over her kitchen office and she would frequently be interrupted by chatting colleagues who would leave dirty dishes and half eaten food on her desk.
The conduct 'promoted and condoned' by APA, the suit alleges, culminated with a sexual assault on Jane Doe by one of the firm's top clients. It's alleged in the filing that Michael Hammond pictured , chief operating officer of TV production firm Collins Avenue Productions, which is one of APA's premier clients, thrust himself on Jane Doe during a business meeting at his office in July It's alleged in the filing that Michael Hammond, chief operating officer of TV production firm Collins Avenue Productions, which is one of APA's premier clients, thrust himself on Jane Doe during a business meeting at his office in July The paperwork says the woman was 'terrified and shaking' from the encounter and was only able to escape when Hammond's secretary knocked on his office door.
The suit claims that Gosnell and Meyer both warned the employee that if she reported the sexual assault to police she would be immediately fired. She did not go to police. Jane Doe says she was forced to continue working with Hammond and not two months later Hammond sent her a string of suggestive text messages, calling her 'sexy' and saying 'I know you want me.
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When contacted by DailyMail. In October a scandal erupted at APA when one of its former top talent agents, Tyler Grasham, was alleged to have sexually assaulted multiple minor boys. A Los Angeles Times article lifted the lid on the scandal that shocked Hollywood. Blige and Nickelback - felt so 'protected' by the company and its senior management and HR and legal departments, that they felt comfortable sending a series of lewd and threatening texts to the woman. APA came under intense scrutiny and in November that year the agency retained a third-party investigator to probe Jane Doe's claims.
But Gosnell ordered the employee to have a 'memory loss' and withheld a holiday bonus check from her, it's claimed. Despite this, she told the investigator during an interview the full extent of the sexual harassment she allegedly suffered at the hands of Humiston and Santana. But after the interview on February 6, , the suit claims she was immediately ostracized by everyone at the company and cut out of important meetings and calls.
As a result Jane Doe began working from home where she stayed until her termination in August The suit claims the junior agent was ultimately fired from APA after the firm conducted a 'fake' investigation into her allegations.
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