Just because they’re filming sexually themed humor doesn’t mean they should be partaking in it behind the camera.
That’s apparently the message a movie makeup man’s lawsuit hopes to send.
The Detroit News reports that Robert Maverick is suing the people behind the “American Pie” movies, claiming a “hostile work environment filled with nipple-pinching and sexually explicit comments” while making a comedy in Michigan.
The seven-count suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit, alleges Maverick “endured numerous acts of unwelcome physical contact and verbal sexual abuse during the filming of ‘Demoted,’ a 2009 comedy produced by Hollywood heavyweight Warren Zide, a Southfield native and producer of the ‘American Pie’ franchise,” according to the report.
The report added that Lansing attorney Jean Kordenbrock wrote her client suffered “mental and emotional distress, embarrassment, humiliation, and anxiety.”
(There was no mention as to whether Maverick was pressured to watch any of the straight-to-video “American Pie” movies, which would have been an embarrassing enough act in itself.)