Marco Vega, the butler on the second season of Peacock‘s The Actual Housewives Final Women Journey, filed a lawsuit alleging he was sexually assaulted by solid members Brandi Glanville and Phaedra Parks.
The go well with filed on Friday within the state of New York lists as defendants Bravo, Forest Productions, Warner Bros., NBC Common, Shed Media and Peacock.
Vega appeared within the second season of the sequence that brings in Actual Housewives solid members from throughout the franchises. The second season was dubbed “Ex-Wives Club” and it featured the previous housewives on a getaway to Dorinda Medley’s Blue Stone Manor in Massachusetts.
The go well with states that Vega was employed because the butler for the present and “it was Ms. Glanville who on RHUGT in the Berkshires sexually harassed and abused MARCO VEGA.”
“Defendants had overwhelming prior notice of Ms. GLANVILLE’s prior deviant sexual proclivities and sexually harassing conduct,” reads the go well with. “However, despite this knowledge, Defendants wrongfully continued to hire GLANVILLE for their shows. Defendants allowed, condoned and even encouraged Ms. GLANVILLE’s sexually aggressive and offensive conduct on others on the sets.”
Vega’s lawsuit says that Glanville ought to have by no means been employed “because they knew of her
tendency to sexually harass others.” The submitting claims producers “encouraged” Glanville “to become drunk on the set so that she would be more likely to commit outrageous and harassing acts.”
Moreover, the go well with states, “Defendants further encouraged other housewives such as Phaedra Parks and others to become inebriated and sexually harass others. As a result of Defendants’ actions and inactions, Ms. GLANVILLE and Phaedra Parks sexually abused and harassed MARCO VEGA causing him
emotional distress and other damages.”
The lawsuit in opposition to Bravo comes after former Actual Housewives star Bethenny Frankel lawyered as much as begin a motion for actuality stars to unionize amid the SAG-AFTRA strike. One of many the reason why many actuality stars didn’t report misconduct was resulting from them signing NDAs however NBCUniversal says the contracts have by no means stopped members from speaking in regards to the unlawful actions.
Vega naming Glanville and Parks within the go well with over sexual assault claims, comes as they each have confronted related allegations prior to now. Glanville returned to RHUGT for Season 4 however led to an early exit after sexual assault claims from co-star Caroline Manzo throughout filming.
Glanville would later blame producers of the present and stated she felt arrange by them tweeting, “I was hired for a 2nd season of girls trip cuz they LOVED what I did on 1st season I was told to bring the party just like before & that’s exactly what I did & I was punished for it. It feels like a fucking set up. It’s BS & Caroline was fine.”
The season of RHUGT was presupposed to air this yr however was finally postponed till someday in 2024 and swapped with RHONY Legacy.
Parks was a solid member on The Actual Housewives of Atlanta between Season 3 and 9. The lawyer was dropped forward of Season 10 after it was revealed she was behind a rumor that advised her co-star Kandi Burruss and husband Todd Tucker wished to drug Porsha Williams to benefit from her sexually. Parks’ return to the Actual Housewives universe was with the second season of RHUGT and is now a solid member of Married to Drugs Season 10.