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Farrah Abraham Sues Viacom for Teen Mom OG Firing!

Before we get started, let’s take a moment to reflect on Farrah Abraham and the many, many hate crimes she’s endured these past few months.

Let’s consider how hard it’s been for her, and how the things she’s been going through have definitely, without a doubt been hate crimes.

… Are we good now?

Yes, so our beloved Farrah has been in a bit of a tailspin since October, when she was fired from Teen Mom OG.

It’s taken a while to get the full story, mostly because for the first couple of months after it happened Farrah had been the only one telling the story.

And as you may have noticed, she’s not the most reliable narrator. And also she has a hard time with words and figuring out how they work.

To hear her tell it, she was fired because of her work in the sex industry, and to be fired for such a reason was literally a hate crime.

She was sex-shamed by Teen Mom producers, she and her family had been manipulated for years into ruining their lives for good storylines.

She had a lot of accusations.

As it turns out, the powers that be didn’t love all the porn stuff, but another very big issue was the way Farrah treated crew members.

Because she honestly treated them like absolute garbage.

There was a little confusion over whether or not she was actually fired though — MTV owns the show, obviously but a separate production company films it, and they were the ones who did the firing.

But regardless, she hasn’t been filming, and it seems like she’s really and truly done with Teen Mom.

Well, she’s done being on Teen Mom — she still has some loose ends to tie up, though.

Yesterday, Farrah marched down to the courthouse and filed herself a lawsuit against Viacom, Teen Mom’s production company, and Teen Mom executive producer Morgan J. Freeman.

Why?

According to the documents, she’s suing “to hold defendants responsible for (1) harassing her because she did not conform to gender stereotypes; (2) wrongfully terminating her employment because she did not conform to gender stereotypes; and (3) terminating her employment in retaliation for complaining about the gender-stereotyping harassment she suffered.”

It’s already amazing, right?!

She also suing for “breach of contract, conversion, unjust enrichment, negligence, negligent hiring, retention, and/or supervision, tortious interference with business relations, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.”

Now, we’re no lawyers, but you don’t really have to be a lawyer to see that she’s really just going for it with all of this.

The documents also state that on the day she was fired, the production crew “harassed, humiliated, discriminated against, disrespected, ridiculed, degraded, and sex shamed” her for working in adult entertainment.

She also claims here that Freeman threatened to sabotage any other deals she’d ever make with MTV, and that “given Freeman’s hostile tone, mannerisms, and body language,” she actually “feared for her life.”

See what we mean about how she’s going for it?

Farrah and her lawyers are suing for “emotional pain, emotional suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life,” and the rest of the money she was supposed to earn for this season according to her contract.

She’s suing for $ 5 million.

Five million actual dollars.

Actually, she’s asking for “an amount to be determined at trial but exceeding $ 5,000,000,” as well as her lawyer’s fees, so it’s even more ridiculous than that.

It’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out, to say the least.

There’s absolutely no doubt Viacom has an amazing team of lawyers, but there’s also no doubt that Farrah has zero sense and would keep pushing this until she bankrupts herself.

Grab your popcorn, friends, because this will almost definitely get good.

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Ann Curry Breaks Silence on Matt Lauer Misconduct, Firing

Ann Curry did her best to take the high road on Wednesday.

Sitting down with CBS This Morning to address a number of topics, Curry was asked early on about her former colleague, Matt Lauer.

Despite sharing a desk for many years, it was an open secret that Curry and Lauer never exactly got along well.

When Curry was fired five-plus years ago by NBC, most insiders believed it was Lauer who forced her out – and most viewers noted that she didn’t really acknowledge her co-anchor during her farewell address on air.

Fast forward to November of 2017… and Lauer getting fired under even more scandalous circumstances.

He’s been accused of sexual harassment and misconduct and even rape.

Some people remain shocked by these charges, truly taken aback that Lauer could even do such things.

But Curry is not one of these people.

“I can tell you that I am not surprised by the allegations,” the veteran journalist said flat-out this morning.

“Do you believe that Matt Lauer abused his power?” Norah O’Donnell asked.

Replied Curry, afraid of saying too much:

“Now I’m walking down that road and I’m trying not to hurt people. And I know what it’s like to be publicly humiliated.

“I never did anything wrong to be publicly humiliated and I don’t want to cause that kind of pain to somebody else.”

Fair enough, of course.

Like we said above, she really did try to take the high road.

But… 

“I can say that – because you are asking me a very direct question – I can say that I would be surprised if many women did not understand that there was a climate of verbal harassment that existed,” Curry continued.

“I would be surprised if someone said that they didn’t see that. So, it was verbal sexual harassment.”

Matt Lauer and Ann Curry dressed as Prince William and Kate Middleton for Halloween in 2011.

Lauer was let go bt NBC in late November after a colleague accused him of sexual misconduct in the workplace.

At the time, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack sent an email to employees just moments before Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb broke the news on the air.

(Kotb has since replaced Lauer as Guthrie’s permanent co-host.)

Since the initial accusation, multiple reports have been published that alleged Lauer sent underlings sex toys, asked them to perform sex acts and even forced himself on a woman in his office on at least one occasion.

A day after his ousting, Lauer issued the following apology:

There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry.

As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.

Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed.

I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.

Lauer has said very little since then.

Sources say he’s just hanging out around his home in the Hamptons and spending time with his kids.

We can’t imagine he’s ever hired in the television industry again.

And if this is the case, we’d just like to say one thing:

GOOD RIDDANCE!

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Bryan Singer Talks Firing from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and Fate of Kevin Spacey

Bryan Singer was shockingly candid and patient with our photog, who asked him a wide range of questions, from sexual assault allegations, to getting fired from “Bohemian Rhapsody” to allegations involving an actor he made famous — Kevin Spacey. We…

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Farrah Abraham: The REAL Story Behind Her Teen Mom OG Firing!

Great news: someone besides Farrah Abraham has finally taken the time to comment about her current situation with Teen Mom OG!

That means that, at long last, we finally understand what’s happening.

Farrah tried, bless her heart, but with all her ramblings about hate crimes, it was hard to figure out what had happened. And with a story as juicy as this one, you know we needed to know every last detail.

First off, a quick recap: Farrah announced at the end of October that she’d been fired from Teen Mom, presumably because of those livestreams she’d been doing in which she’d masturbate for strangers on the internet.

She was very upset about it, and she accused Viacom, MTV’s parent company, of discriminating against her.

She dropped the term “hate crimes” a bunch, because Farrah is Farrah and Farrah does not understand many things.

Later, she said that she actually wasn’t fired from the show — she was “fake fired.”

She implied that she was given an ultimatum, that she could continue working on Teen Mom or continue working in the adult entertainment industry.

One thing was for sure though — she was not having any of it.

From what we can tell, she hasn’t been filming any new footage for the show, even though she wasn’t technically fired. Earlier this week, she demanded an apology from MTV, as well as payment for the rest of the season.

The whole story almost makes sense, but not quite, right?

Thankfully though, Farrah’s father, Michael Abraham, chatted with The Ashley’s Reality Roundup to clear up all this confusion.

“Farrah was never legally fired; she was never in breach of her contract and she never cancelled filming,” Michael began.

“You have MTV — the network that airs the show — and you have Viacom, which owns MTV. Then you have 11th Street Productions, the company hired to produce the show.”

“Our contracts are with MTV and Viacom, not 11th Street,” he explained. “So, basically Morgan [J. Freeman, the show’s executive producer] did not have the authority to do what he did.”

It’s all coming together now, isn’t it?

Michael also said that the production company had cancelled filming with Farrah and her family several times before eventually asking to film on a day that wasn’t scheduled — the day they fired her.

That day, he said that “they basically ambushed Farrah on-camera,” and producers “sex-shamed her on-camera and they did it purposely at a time when none of us were there.”

We saw a little bit of that day’s footage in the supertease for the season, and she did seem extremely upset.

“I was surprised that they would even attempt what they did,” Michael shared. “I was disappointed that an executive producer would interject his bias and judgment into the show.”

“It’s a show documenting these girls’ lives, and they’re trying to control and use their influence to change Farrah into what they think she should be. It was completely wrong.”

So will she still be on the show or not?!

Michael said that right now, “She’s considering her options. She has many opportunities to work in the entertainment industry. It’s completely up to the network, not Farrah.”

What a mess.

A source claimed that MTV is currently trying to figure out how to move forward — one possible option is to hire a new production company to film Farrah.

It’s nice that they’re trying to work something out, especially considering that they never fired her in the first place.

But we imagine they’re going to have to jump through some hoops to get Farrah back on their side again — she really seems pissed, and if Michael’s story is correct, then it’s easy to see why.

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