It was revealed that an uncomfortable situation arose on the set of the popular series "Criminals Minds"led to the state of California to file a lawsuit for inappropriate behavior.
Apparently, they have pointed out that a close collaborator of the production, the cinematographer of the series incurred a "inappropriate behavior"against some male members of the production team for years.
Last Tuesday, California filed the complaint against CBS, Disney, as well as against the producers of the long-running series.
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Said lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of The Angels by the California Department of Fair Housing and Employment, here also draws the team from production, since they apparently had knowledge of the situation and continued improper behavior on the part of the director of Photography.
The accused, Gregory St. Johns, is singled out for this improper conduct towards the cast members. They assure that in the 14 years who worked in "Criminal Minds”And fired more than a dozen men who resisted her fingering and sexual harassment.
With the help of the defendants, St. Johns created an uncontrolled, intimidating, hostile, and offensive work environment on the set of 'Criminal Minds,' 'the lawsuit states.
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The popular mystery plot aired on CBS of 2005 until earlier this year it was co-produced by CBS and ABC Signature Studios, owned by Disney.
It is worth mentioning that these companies, together with the production company Entertainment Partners, several producer names have come to light, which, like St. Johns appear as accused on the demand.
The claimants could look for one compensation and compensation for damages for the production team members who were fired.
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So far, the accused They have not issued any response despite the fact that emails were sent to receive their comments.
However, the first investigations carried out in March 2019 showed that St. Johns I was already presenting a Pattern from unwanted fingering and other inappropriate behavior towards men, particularly.
St. Johns' conduct was rampant, frequent, and open, ”the lawsuit states.
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And in case of those who resisted, the accused held an attitude like revenge, "criticizing, isolating and publicly embarrassing", indicates part of the document, as well as layoffs that he indicated were supposedly backed by the executives.
They also accuse that the complaints filed with human resources meant nothing to St. Johns and the investigations that accused They performed were ineffective and only concealed inappropriate behavior.
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As reported by the Variety media, in 2018, St. Johns was fired after an article detailed accusations of members of the production against him.