Racism, it’s not just for white people, and sexual harassment, it’s not just for men anymore, at least if a former bodyguard of one of the world’s biggest diva’s is to be believed. As reported by TMZ, the owner of the singer’s former security company has alleged that Mariah humiliated him by constantly referring to him as a Nazi, a skinhead, a KKK member and a white supremacist.
The security man, Michael Anello, also claims Mariah “wanted to be surrounded with black guys, not white people.” These developments have already lead to some platforms writing about the allegations using that most loathsome of terms: “reverse racism”.
The draft of the lawsuit, which hasn’t been filed in court yet, also details lewd and inappropriate behaviour:
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.
While it’s entirely possibly Anello is fabricating these stories in order to strong arm Mariah for a bigger payout in what would otherwise be a mundane dispute over unpaid invoices, I can’t say I feel that bad seeing the sexual harassment card get played against a powerful female, for a change, what with all the Weinstein and #MeToo drama we’ve been subjected to recently.
Will Slate & The Guardian be calling for women to be banned from the workplace in light of these new developments? I won’t hold my breath. No, I have a funny feeling that in this particular case we should reserve judgement until all the facts come out.
Whether this particular story is true, it’s clear that men are also the victims of sexual predation. Both Terry Crews and Corey Feldman have recently filed official police reports in regards to sex crimes they claim to have endured.