Wednesday 2 November 2022 06:22 PM Randall Emmett is sued by his fired Muslim assistant who claims he was forced ... trends now
Randall Emmett's former assistant has launched a lawsuit against The Irishman producer - claiming that he forced him to pay for prostitutes, bricks of cocaine, and participate in gambling, despite it being against his religion.
Martin G'Blae, who is a black Muslim man, alleges that the filmmaker racially discriminated against him, used the n-word, and also created a hostile work environment which violated his beliefs.
The 29-year-old worked as Emmett's production assistant during the filming of Midnight in the Switchgrass in 2020 - and has now claimed his boss violated the law a total of 24 times, LA Times reports.
He was fired from production company Emmett/Furla Oasis - but believes race discrimination was a factor, filing the suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday.
Emmett's attorney has bashed the allegations as 'beyond fictitious' and said that the fired assistant will be 'held accountable for his actions in a courtroom.'
Among the allegations of racism was one encounter when Emmett was reading a book written by rapper 50 Cent. He allegedly 'got mad at 50 Cent and G'Blae.'
The lawsuit claims: 'He called 50 Cent, 'this f*****g n*****,' and then said to G'Blae, 'All you guys are alike. All you guys do is hustle people.' He then threw the book at G'Blae.'
Randall Emmett allegedly created a hostile work environment, the lawsuit claims. But Suann MacIsaac, attorney for Emmett, told DailyMail.com that the allegations being made are 'beyond fictitious'
Martin G'Blae, who is a black Muslim man, claims that the filmmaker racially discriminated against him. The 29-year-old lodged the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court
The ex-assistant said that he was made 'uncomfortable' when he was asked to deal out cards in a poker game and run gambling-related errands, because they are activities prohibited in Islamic culture.
'Emmett still requested G’Blae to run poker-related errands for him approximately six more times, knowing it would make him uncomfortable and violate his religious beliefs,' the suit says.
His jobs also included 'paying Emmett's prostitutes and drug dealers,' the explosive lawsuit claims.
G'Blae also alleges that his boss would leave expensive items, like luxury watches, around him as a 'trap' to see if he'd steal them.
He also made the assistant - who was the only black employee at the company - 'turn out his pockets to check if he had stolen anything,' the lawsuit says.
When watching Cardi B on television, Emmett asked G'Blae to 'translate' for him as he had trouble understanding what the rapper was saying, he claims in the suit.
Emmett - known for being the producer of The Irishman - also brought cocaine to Puerto Rico while they were filming for 'Midnight in the Switchgrass,' which put G'Blae in an 'unsafe and unlawful situation,' the former assistant claims.
The lawsuit alleges: 'Emmett had forgotten the code to the safe, so they had the hotel receptionist and a security guard open it. Inside, they found what appeared to be brick of cocaine.
'The other assistant quickly grabbed it, and they drove back to Emmett, fearing being pulled over and found with a brick of cocaine. When they gave it to Emmett, G'Blae told him forcefully to never put him in an unsafe and unlawful situation like that again.'
He also alleges that Emmett enlisted him in an 'insurance fraud scam' - and asked him to claim insurance for his missing Rolls Royce. But G'Blae says it was not actually stolen.
Alongside the alleged illicit activities, G'Blae also claims that he has not been expensed correctly for his work - but Emmett's legal team say that the money he says he's owed cannot be