There’s an unusual story coming out of FoxNews today that seems to run counter to the typical Hollywood tales of debauchery. Carl Jones, an assistant prop master on the Fox drama, House, M.D., is suing the production because he was fired for drugs, sex and booze…but for not doing them. In the suit, Jones claims he was harassed by two of his supervisors for refusing to engage in “visits to strip bars, participation in getting drunk, stoned or intoxicated on cocaine, to participate in sexual conduct at the trailer, and other dangerous conduct.” Jones claims the supervisors would often refer to him — and other employees — as “f*gs, pussies, b**ches, slaves, dummies, retards and idiots.” TMZ has the lawsuit, which you can read here.
Jones claims that he tried to report the activity to one of the exec producers on the show, but those reports went unheeded, and he was eventually blackballed from any future work on the show. Universal had no comment on the suit. Now of course, nobody should be forced to do things on a job with which they feel uncomfortable. And stories of drugs, sex, et al on a set are nothing new in Hollywood. Still, I’ve never heard of a suit quite like this. Jones is claiming damages of $1 million.
I have just one question at this point about the whole thing: Is the job still open?