I think everyone may need to sit down before they read this news. Pop stars use drugs! As hard as that fact is to believe, it seems to be the crux of a lawsuit filed against Universal Music Publishing Group on behalf of a security guard who was previously unaware that musicians and celebrities party like…well…musicians and celebrities.
The security guard remains unnamed but, according to Ninemsn, claims that the record labels attitude of turning a blind eye to the illicit practices resulted in some seriously miserable working conditions. The language in the documents indicates that the company was “infiltrated with pervasive drug use where you could smell marijuana seeping from various offices and openly used in common areas, and lounges”.
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine seems to be taking most of the flak after a certain alleged doobie-related incident, where she was told:
“It’s Adam Levine. You know from Maroon 5 … He can do whatever he wants … If he wants to come to the lobby and do a line of cocaine on the floor, it’s OK.”
Severely lacking in class, Levine.
Macy Gray, MC Ren, as well as people who roll with T.I. and Jamie Fox have also been named and shamed as a series of “”artists and high-profile celebrities” who had “began visiting the premises with drugs in hand and often time offering drugs to Plaintiff, which she refused”.
The lawsuit will also address other factors that resulted in an unsavoury workplace including threats, physical attacks and the filthy mess pop stars leave lying around upon departure.
Universal are having none if it, releasing a statement saying, “While we cannot comment on the allegations between the plaintiff and her employer, we can say that the allegations as they relate to Universal Music Group are absurd.”