Maury Povich Sued for Sexual Harassment

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Producer Claims Talk Host, Others Humiliated Her
    By SAMUEL MAULL
    AP

    NEW YORK (April 24) - A producer for TV talk-show host Maury Povich filed a $100 million sex harassment lawsuit against him and other members of his staff Monday, claiming they barraged her with sexual remarks and made her watch porno movies and expose her body.

    Bianca Nardi, 28, of Fort Lee, N.J., says in court papers that the sexually charged atmosphere among the show's production staff was fostered by the "intimate and sexual relationship between defendants Maurice Richard Povich and Donna Benner Ingber."

    Court papers also say Nardi had an unfairly heavy workload because she did tasks that were supposed to be done by Ingber, who often refused to do her own work - without penalty - because of her relationship with Povich.

    Povich is married to the veteran television news anchor Connie Chung.

    Gary Rosen, spokesman for the show, flatly denied the allegations, as did a spokeswoman for NBC Universal.

    "We are aware of the allegations of harassment made by Ms. Nardi. We have done a complete and thorough investigation of her allegations of harassment and we are satisfied that there is no merit to them," Rosen said. "We stand behind our experienced and dedicated staff, fully."

    "We do not believe that Ms. Nardi was a victim of unlawful sexual harassment and intend to defend this lawsuit vigorously," NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said.

    The suit contains a list of sordid allegations.
     
  2. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    Looks like there will be plenty of material to keep Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, Entertainment Tonight and Court TV busy the remainder of this year, in addition to the fabulous goings-on of Tomkat and Brangelina. There will be interesting dinner conversations as Maury & Connie exchange some of those priceless glances that invariably result from such accusations. Maury better hope there is no need for him to personally participate in one of his vintage "Who's your daddy" shows.
     
  3. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Yes...everytime i turn on the tube this guy is talking about "You are...not the father".....boring! new material please..


    Bless
     
  4. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    You're unfairly leaving people with the impression that that's the only topic he ever covers on his show.

    The other topic is "send my teen to boot camp".
     
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    I did enjoy "Freak Strike" though - the south park episode ripping into old Maury.
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Oh ya, I am sure this will provide them with plenty of material.

    While I agree it can get monotonous at times, I enjoy seeing the reactions on people's faces when they are read the verdict "You are...not the father". :)
     
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    True, he does cover many other topics. :)
     
  8. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Maury is my "favorite", hard to say that, talk show host kind of thing person.

    he seems genuinely concerned and I sincerely doubt he is capable of that kind of thing.

    then again....ive seen worse from saints.
     
  9. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    The only reason Maury pretends to care is the fact that the people on his show give him big ratings.
     
  10. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Ratings talk.

    Connie Chung, she uh, wtf is she doing these days...same ol?
     
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    $100 million? I wish someone would sexually harass me for $100 million.
     
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    gee if you go on that show or work for that show its kinda a given ull be exposed to that stuff
     

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