Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Ex-Guard Says She Lost Her Gig For Complaining About Celebrities Using Drugs Around Her

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 is one of the celebs mentioned in the lawsuit (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
Support your source for local news!
Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership. Thank you.

Would you believe that famous people and their friends use drugs? Well, several famous people allegedly used drugs in the presence of a woman employed as a guard at a music company, and she has filed a lawsuit claiming her complaints on the matter cost her the job.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of a 41-year-old woman identified only as "Jane Doe," reports City News Service. She lists as defendants her former workplace, Santa Ana-based Universal Protection Services; Universal Music Publishing Co., which maintained an office in Santa Monica until January 2012; Kilroy Realty Corp., which leased part of a building to UMPG; and DeShonn Walker, her former supervisor.

Among those indulging in narcotics that the guard narc-ed on were singer Macy Gray*, guests of Jamie Foxx, rapper MC Ren and guests, rapper T.I. and his wife Tiny's entourage and rapper Future, among other artists, according to the suit.

The woman says some of the music biz folks offered her drugs while she was on the job, but she did not partake.

Support for LAist comes from

According to the lawsuit, the guard brought up the illegal drug use to her boss, who apparently were already aware of the issue. She says her boss "laughed it off" when she complained about the celebs' bad behavior.

Other naughty goings-on the ex-guard witnesses include finding bras hanging up all over the place and used condoms in the restroom. The woman says the stars would use things like incense to cover up marijuana smells, and also that she often feared they would bring guns into the building.

A manager allegedly replied to the plaintiff's complaint about Maroon 5 frontman and "The Voice" star Adam Levine and his guests' pot smoke by saying: "[Levine] can do whatever he wants. If he wants to come to the lobby and do a line of cocaine on the floor it's okay."

The company suspended the plaintiff in January, and once the suspension period was lifted she was not permitted to return to her job. She is claiming wrongful termination, a hostile work environment, both intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and negligent hiring and supervision. She is asking for unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

*We're thinking that marijuana use might be used to explain Macy Gray's inability to tell time during the now-infamous KDOC New Year's Eve TV special disaster this year.

Most Read