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Diana Jenkins Sued Ex-Assistant For Allegedly Spying On Her, The Former Employee Claims She Created Hostile Work Environment!

According to Radar Online, Diana Jenkins was involved in a court battle with her ex-assistant where she accused him of being a “peeping tom” and he said she was a horrible boss.

In 2019, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star sued the executive assistant for her company Neurobrands. In the lawsuit, Jenkins said she hired Hannibal Thomas in February 2016.

Thomas was responsible for managing Jenkins’ day-to-day schedule, tasks, and workflow. She accused him of repeated “intrusions into her private affairs” which she claimed caused her significant injury.

She said as her assistant Thomas worked in close proximity with her, including driving her to and from her Malibu home. The entrepreneur said Thomas was never authorized to “enter or view into Jenkins’ private rooms, including her bedroom, bathroom, and other private rooms with Jenkins’ residence.”

However, Jenkins said throughout his employment, including up to his voluntary resignation in April 2019, Thomas intruded Jenkins’ privacy by “entering and spying into her private living spaces without consent or authorization, often while Jenkins was undressing.”

She claimed Thomas “intentionally and without consent entered into Jenkins’ private rooms without knocking in an attempt to catch glimpses of her, leer at her, and otherwise view her in private circumstances.”

Jenkins said Thomas “would appear” in her room as she was exiting the shower or as she exited her private bathroom.

“Thomas knew he was not supposed to be in those areas, and had no reason to be there other than to spy on Jenkins while she was indisposed. Thomas’ conduct was deliberate and intentional, but when confronted about this conduct, Thomas would act as though he only “bumped” into her accidentally,” the lawsuit read.

“At one point, Jenkins physically had to draw a line that Thomas was not allowed to cross, due to his persistent invasion of Jenkins’ privacy,” Diana’s lawyer claimed according to Radar Online.

Jenkins said Thomas’ betrayal of trust, and “lewd and perverse intrusion into” her private affairs caused her significant damage, “including emotional distress.”

The lawsuit sought unspecified damages. However, Thomas responded by calling the lawsuit a “crass attempt” by Jenkins to “intimidate and retaliate against” him for “resisting her unlawful and discriminatory workplace actions.”

The former employee claimed she created a hostile work environment where he was required to work up to 24 hours a day, seven days in a row, without proper rest breaks, meal breaks, overtime, and other workplace protections.

He denied all allegations of wrongdoing. Thomas’ attorney wrote, “[Jenkins] trusted [Thomas] enough to not only retain him as employee for not just one job—but THREE JOBS—over the course of THREE YEARS, performing duties which would require him to be in her presence, around the clock. It is clear from the allegations that [Jenkins] suffered no emotional distress at all from the alleged behavior. Otherwise, would she not have terminated him?”

According to Radar Online, the case ended up being dismissed in 2020.

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