Warner Brothers Entertainment was hit with a lawsuit by a former employee named, Becky Steenhoek, for alleged sexual harassment according to Us Weekly. In a report from the organization, Steenhoek claims several producers on the set of the production mocked her “sexual inexperience and conservative views about sex” by asking her several “inappropriate questions.”
Among some of the questions includes if she “owns sex toys” and if a man “ever got her ‘taco’ talking.” Additionally, Steenhoek claims executives fired her a week after.
On the 30th of October, Warner Brothers responded to the accusations stating, “we take all allegations of workplace harassment very seriously.”
The company said in a statement that they took her claims seriously and investigated them earlier in the year. However, their “findings” didn’t corroborate the plaintiff’s “characterization” of the events which transpired.
As a result, a spokesperson for the company claimed they are “disappointed” by the news of the suit.
As you may already know, the accusations against the production come after the Bachelor in Paradise “scandal” in June of this year where a producer reported sexual misconduct between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson.
However, when Warner Brothers conducted an investigation, they came to the conclusion that nothing illegal or “dangerous” occurred on the set. At the time, it was a media fiasco with many publications coming out with their respective version of the events.
Corinne Olympios’ lawyer, Marty Singer, stated they would facilitate an investigation due to a conflict of interest between investigators and executives at Warner Brothers.
Nevertheless, in the end, Corinne and Singer laid off allegedly because of a video which exonerated DeMario. Their statement at the time of the media frenzy stated that the security, safety, as well as the well being of each cast and crew member was their number one priority.