Even though MTV is technically the employer of all of the Teen Mom cast members, as the cast makes a name for themselves, they have begun to hold their own against the network. The girls have come to realize how much money they bring in for MTV, and have picked fights or even threatened to quit if they didn’t get their way. But it’s a delicate balance they hold, because they could lose their jobs if they push things too far.
Farrah Abraham has learned that the hard way. After her engagement in the adult entertainment industry and her treatment of the show’s producers, MTV has apparently had enough of her. They’ve officially discharged her from her role on Teen Mom OG. Of course, no one thought for even a second that Farrah would take the news lying down.
Farrah isn’t going to stop this battle until it’s over, and now she’s hitting MTV where it hurts: their pockets. She’s attempting to sue the network for $5 million after claiming she’s been wrongfully terminated by the network.
In September, Farrah Abraham revealed that MTV was threatening to fire her because of her recent choice to do NSFW adult cam show performances. A few months later when the argument aired on MTV, it seemed to be something slightly different. In the Teen Mom OG clip, MTV executives explained that it was Farrah’s combative attitude and reluctance to work with producers that made them decide to give her the boot.
It’s still not entirely clear why Farrah was apparently fired (or if she really was), but the one thing that’s clear is that Farrah is not happy about the network’s choice. Now, she’s suing them for her troubles.
Threatened and Harassed
In her extensive court documents obtained by Radar Online, Farrah allaeged that Morgan J. Freeman was guilty of “harassing her because [Farrah] did not conform to gender stereotypes, wrongfully terminating her employment because she did not conform to gender stereotypes and terminating her employment in retaliation for complaining about the gender stereotyping harassment she suffered.” She claimed that she has been “harassed, humiliated, discriminated, disrespected, ridiculed, degraded and s*x shamed” at the hands of MTV and Morgan J. Freeman.
She even claimed that she thought her life was threatened as a result. “Given Freeman’s hostile tone, mannerisms and body language, Ms. Abraham feared for her life,” read the court documents.
Farrah is suing the network for a whopping $5 million dollars.
The lawsuit claims that all of this harassment has interfered with her “work performance and psychological well-being.” The document claims that “The emotional pain, email suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and other losses Ms. Abraham has suffered, and continues to suffer, is severe.”