Mariah Carey is the latest celebrity to be accused of sexual harassment.
Her former security chief, Michael Anello, has come forward to say that Carey performed sexual acts in front of him and repeatedly humiliated his team with race-related insults.
Carey also refused to pay Anello and his team for their services.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) November 8, 2017
Mariah Carey‘s former security company has threatened to sue her … and the guy who owns the company says she constantly humiliated him by referring to him as a Nazi, a skinhead, a KKK member and a white supremacist.
Michael Anello‘s lawyer has prepared a draft of a lawsuit, claiming his company worked for Mariah from June 2015 to May 2017 and got stiffed on the balance to the tune of $221,329.51. Anello claims he was promised another 2 years which would add $511,000 to the tab.
Anello says Mariah humiliated him and his colleague by referring to them as members of the hate groups.
Anello also claims Mariah “wanted to be surrounded with black guys, not white people.”
Anello says that Carey once told him to come up to her hotel room to move luggage for her. When Anello arrived, Carey, wearing open see-through negligee, refused to let him leave.
The draft lawsuit also makes allegations of sexual harassment, claiming she committed “sexual acts with the intent that they be viewed by Anello.” Anello claims during a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mariah asked him to come to her room to move some luggage and when he got there, she was wearing a see-through negligee that was open. He says he tried leaving but she insisted he move the luggage. He says he left the room and there was no physical contact.
Obviously, this is not the sort of environment Anello wants to do his job in; and yes, it’s definitely sexual harassment. Despite the explosion of media stories on sexual abuse and sexual harassment, it’s clear some people haven’t learned anything.
Just a short scan on social media will reveal some troubling comments.
If you read the article, there are 3 issues. He claims:
1. She didn’t pay $220,000 in bills from 2015-17
2. She accused him of being a skinhead.
3. She made him move luggage.
No touch is alleged, at least not in this article.
— Janey The Small (@JaneyTheSmall) November 8, 2017
because she literally didn’t sexually harass anyone…. read the story. her manager was fired and now is putting out fake stories
— JD (@festivemoment) November 8, 2017
I just laughed, I’m going to hell, but I still think this funny
— Janice steer (@Janicesteer2) November 8, 2017
except they aren’t pressing charges lol.. they want money. did you even read the story?
— JD (@festivemoment) November 8, 2017
We certainly shouldn’t say things like “they’re making it up” or “why did they wait so long to come forward?” And we shouldn’t say “he should be flattered” any more than we’d say “she should be flattered.”
And we know that power plays a major role in cases of sexual harassment. Mariah Carey obviously has plenty of power.
— billboard (@billboard) November 6, 2017
An article in Time Magazine about sexual harassment against men was published in May. In it, a man came forward to say he was sexually harassed in the workplace by a woman. But this isn’t a few and far between occurrence.
According to a study on sexual harassment in the restaurant industry, cited by Time, more than half of both male and female workers experienced sexual harassment by management and coworkers.
When women speak out, there are some sexist morons who respond with predictable drivel: “She was asking for it.” “She should feel flattered.” “She kept being nice to him afterward, so how could this really have happened?” People could have said that about my situation. They are all nonsensical statements.
There’s nothing flattering about harassment. It’s deeply disconcerting, even frightening. People need their jobs and aspire to advance their careers. When your body and sexuality are treated as a commodity, you can quickly feel disempowered. “Have sex with me, and I’ll help your career” isn’t a come-on. It’s a threat.
It’s unknown just how many men have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. About one in six charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission this decade have been filed by men. But researchers believe men may be even less likely than women to report what they experience.
[…] In a study of men and women in the military, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, half of women and nearly 20% of men reported experiencing sexual harassment over a 12-month period. Meanwhile, a survey of the restaurant industry found that two-thirds of women and more than half of men experienced sexual harassment from management, while nearly 80% of women and 70% of men experienced sexual harassment by coworkers.
Women certainly do make up the majority of victims of sexual harassment. Hopefully, that won’t prevent fair representation from mainstream media over Carey’s scandal.
H/T: The Daily Wire