Farrah Abraham of Teen Mom fame is suing MTV's parent company Viacom, Teen Mom OG executive producer Morgan J. Freeman, and production companies Eleventh Street Productions and Anxious Eleven for $5 million.
According to court documents, the 26-year-old is alleging wrongful termination based on gender discrimination, retaliation based upon gender discrimination, and harassment in an incident that occurred the day before she was cut from the show. According to Abraham, Freeman showed up at her Texas home where he “harassed, humiliated, discriminated against, disrespected, ridiculed, degraded and sex shamed” Abraham for her “recent decision to pursue opportunities in the adult entertainment industry.”
A Viacom spokesperson told People, “We respect Farrah’s decision to pursue other endeavors and we wish her the best. The spokesperson also said the claims made in the suit "are without merit.” Meanwhile, the lawsuit says, “Threats were made against Ms. Abraham by Freeman about ending her career with MTV and sabotaging future deals Ms. Abraham had in place with MTV, and defaming her.” Abraham also claims that her firing was a “direct result” of her refusal to “conform to their gender stereotypes of how women should act and appear.”