A former employee of the hit show “House M.D.” has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was fired last March because he did not go along with his superiors’ “degenerate conduct”.
Carl Hones, a former assistant prop master at the show, filed his suit in the LA County Superior Court. According to him, he was constantly harassed by his supervisors and forced to engage in visits to strip clubs, get drunk or stoned, participate in sexual conduct in the trailer and other dangerous conduct.
Allegedly, his superiors also called him as well as other employees derogatory names such as “fags, pussies, bitches, slaves, dummies, retards, and idiots”.
Jones claimed that when he tried to report the supervisors’ misconduct and behavior to one of the c-executive producers on the show, it was merely brushed aside and ignored. Also, because of his complaint, he was allegedly “blackballed” from working on the show and lost his job.
He also claimed in his suit that his supervisors would get drunk and throw knives at a target and also brought a gun to the set several times.
Jones is seeking more than $1,000,000 in damages as he suffered a physical injury as a result of the incidents he alleged and that he also became depressed.
In response to his suit, NBC Universal, the studio behind the show has said that Jones’ lawsuit is without merit as the company has long-standing policies against hostile work environment, discrimination, harassment and retaliation.