What part of “Insane Clown Posse” did she not understand?


The Insane Clown Posse has been sued by their former publicist/attorney who claims her office was a hot bed of sexual abuse — which included dildos, vaginal devices and firearms.

The person behind the suit is Andrea Pellegrini — who claims she got the ax after reporting the alleged abuse to the honchos at ICP’s record label, Psychopathic Records.

According to the suit, filed in Michigan, Andrea details all sorts of crazy abuse — which allegedly began in 2009.

Here are the highlights:

— In 2011 … Violent J’s girlfriend Michelle Rapp glared at her in a hostile manner. When she complained to the president of the record label, he told her Michelle is “crazy” and might beat her up.

— In 2012 … on the way to lunch, Dirty Dan, a Psychopathic Records employee, told Andrea he had a “fat c**k” and that “he’d like to f**k her.”

— In July 2012, Andrea changed her Facebook status to single… and soon after, Dirty Dan presented her with a “clear dildo” in the office and told her that she’d probably need it because she’s single.

–Later that day …. Andrea says Dan gifted two other women in the office with “vagina tighteners”

— In August 2012 … she was told she couldn’t use the private bathrooms at the Gathering of the Juggalos and was forced to share restrooms that were “often full with naked male strangers.”

As for the guns — Andrea claims she was once asked to obtain illegal automatic weapons for a photo shoot.

Andrea is now suing for wrongful termination and wants compensation for suffering a slew of injuries … which include, “fright and shock” and “horror, outrage and indignity.”

I’m opposed to sexual harassment but I gotta go with the Juggalos on this one. Some jobs are by their very nature so bad that accepting the employment is a tacit waiver of some tort claims.

We’re not talking about quid pro quo sexual harassment – she was not required to provide sexual favors to keep her job. What we’re talking about here is a claim of hostile work environment.

Anyone who is familiar with ICP knows that the band is not only over-the-top sexist but they actually glory in misogyny. That’s when they aren’t singing about drugs and violence. How can someone go to work for them as a publicist and then act surprised that they turn out to be low-life scumbags?

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18 Responses to What part of “Insane Clown Posse” did she not understand?

  1. The Klown says:

    ICP fans make OWS look good.

  2. angienc says:

    ITA. Assumption of the risk (i.e., when the plaintiff enters a risky situation knowing the risk involved thus barring the plaintiff from any recovery) seems like a reasonable defense by ICP here.

    Or as my grandfather used to say: Lay down with dogs, get up with fleas.

    • elliesmom says:

      When I was hired by a major Japanese company, the American woman in charge of HR told me I should expect my boss to have a steep learning curve when it came to women in the workplace. I didn’t have to put up with being marginalized because I was a woman, but my recourse should be to come to her, and together we would educate him. It worked quite well until he fired her and hired a man to replace her.

  3. Jadzia says:

    I don’t know these guys personally, thank God, but it’s not outside the realm of possibility that somebody coming into this kind of employ could be under the impression that the group’s disgusting public image is just that: a public image. Especially if they behaved themselves during her job interview. I’m thinking something like Marilyn Manson, who has a pretty gross public persona but apparently is a pretty articulate and relatively normal person when the makeup comes off.

    On the subject of Juggalos (and the baffling phenomenon of the Juggalette, which is a low-self-esteem-theater production of monumental proportions), there is a pretty good true-crime book on a case involving that “community” by William Phelps called Too Young to Kill. (http://www.amazon.com/Too-Young-Kill-William-Phelps/dp/0786024852/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top)

    Why am I still commenting? Today was my first day of teaching (employment law!!! among other things) and I am so tired I can barely lift my typin’ fingers. Goodnight all.

    • Jadzia says:

      Okay, I AM REALLY GOING TO BED NOW. REALLY. But I couldn’t figure out what was bugging me. Now I think I know, and that is that I am not aware of assumption of the risk actually being a cognizable defense to a wrongful termination action. A/R is usually something you see in negligence cases (you know, like getting hurt skiing).

      And on a policy level, I’m not sure that it is a very good idea to allow an A/R defense in (non-negligence-related) employment law cases, because that kind of sends the message that if you act like a pig in public (that scumbag who runs American Apparel comes to mind), you’re kind of immunized from being held liable for committing an employment-related tort? I don’t know, that just doesn’t seem right somehow.

      And I realize that I am probably ducking out of an argument here, but did I mention that my new job is a 3 1/2 hour commute, one-way? I’mma gonna step away from the computer now and collapse. Really.

  4. 1539days says:

    If those are the worse incidents over the course of 4 years, she should be suing this “Dirty Dan” more than the record label. A lot of harassment courses in companies now focus on the totality of harassment. IF she went to superiors and was ignored or fired, she sure has a case.

    As far as getting an illegal firearm as part of her job, can the PA who got a 15 round clip for Meet the Press sue David Gregory?

  5. elliesmom says:

    I just found out both my son and his wife have been accepted to run the Boston Marathon in the spring.

  6. helenk3 says:


    food stamp households now out number all the households in the NE part of the country

    heck of a job backtrack

  7. 49erDweet says:

    OT and my apologies if this meme was already picked up here, but this story makes my blood boil.

    Additionally, Lott discovered that “every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry guns.”

    Duh! It’s long past time trained military personnel have a way of accessing guns and ammunition when they are under attack.

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