Insane Clown Posse are being sued by their former publicist and attorney, who claims she was sexually harassed and asked to “act unethically [and] illegally” while working for the controversial rap duo.
Andrea Pellegrini claims she was called a “bitch”, given a “large sex toy” after breaking up with her boyfriend and asked to obtain illegal automatic weapons for a photoshoot while working for the pair’s Psychopathic Records imprint. Two other women in the office are said to have been bought “vagina tighteners” by co-worker Dan Diamond, aka Dirty Dan, who allegedly told Pellegrini that he had a “fat cock” and that he’d “like to fuck her”. The 32-year-old claims she was fired in November 2012 after bringing these complaints to the head of Psychopathic Records, William Dail, saying her refusal to “act unethically or illegally, and [reporting] the sexual harassment” led to her termination, according to Detroit news station WXYZ.
Joseph ‘Shaggy2Dope’ Ulster and Joseph ‘Violent J’ Bruce – who formed Insane Clown Posse (then Inner City Posse) in 1989 before establishing Psychopathic Records in 1991 – have both been named in the suit, which seeks compensation for “medical expenses, emotional distress, pain and suffering, fright and shock, horror, outrage and indignity, economic damages including lost wages and/or loss of earning capacity, exemplary damages, punitive damages, hedonic damages, attorney costs and fees, compensation for economic and non-economic damages, interest on allowable damages, and any other damages allowed under the law”. Neither the band nor Psychopatic Records has commented publicly on the legal action levelled against them so far.
Late last year, Insane Clown Posse announced they would be launching legal action against the FBI over the bureau’s classification of their fans – termed ‘Juggalos’ – as a gang. A website, Juggalos Fight Back, was set up by lawyers asking fans to report “negative consequences” they’ve experienced at the hands of “law enforcement, border patrol, airline security, or other local, state, or federal governmental agency or employee”.