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Magic Johnson Sued

'He Made Me Squeeze

His Red Vines'

10/23/2012 5:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Magic Johnson has been sued by a former employee who claims the NBA legend is SUPER SERIOUS when it comes to snacks ... because he forced her to "regularly squeeze his red vines to make sure they were soft."

The woman behind the lawsuit is 45-year-old Lanita Thomas -- who claims she served as Magic's personal flight attendant on his private jet from 2004 until last month ... when Magic fired her ass. 

In her suit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Thomas claims Magic was full of crap when he told her she was let go because she showed up to work 15 minutes late one day.

Thomas claims the real reason Magic wanted her gone is because he wanted a "substantially younger woman" to service him in the air.

In her suit, Thomas admits she WAS 15 minutes late to work one day ... but says it was only because Magic insists on two specific types of turkey meat on his sandwiches ... and she was held up at the deli counter.

She also says Magic was "very particular that all snacks were fresh" ... especially when it came to liquorice.

*Editor's note -- stale Red Vines are delicious*

In addition to wrongful termination, Lanita also claims Magic failed to pay her overtime and provide her with legally required breaks during her work shifts. She's asking for unspecified damages.

Calls to Magic have not been returned.

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kitnplayn    

Now the slavery is on the other foot. It doesn't feel so good, does it?

668 days ago
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Becky    

Show up to work on time bitch and also CA is an at will state. You can be fired for any reason at any time.

668 days ago
3.

Marie    

Mr. Pibb and Red Vines equals crazy delicious.

So wait... does this mean red vines cure HIV? Holy ****!

668 days ago
4.

Chris    

I wonder how much delaying a private jet for 15 minutes costs.

668 days ago
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wendy    

fresh licorice, and deli meats! he's a monster!

668 days ago
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kerrplunk    

After what the dodgers did this season no wonder he's mad. Next year they'll be squeezing his dodger dog

668 days ago
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Melissa1987    

Seems like everyone wants to claim overtime and breaks after they get fired. And i doubt his plane is flying 24/7 so idk y she is claiming she had no breaks. Everyone nowadays want to get rich without working. smdh its the american way it seems.

668 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

Mr Potato Head has come to life !!!

668 days ago
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Elle    

I see Magic at my gym on a regular basis. This woman clearly did something egregious to be fired by him, and I suspect it was much more than just being 15 minutes late one day. He is a consummate professional & does not act like he's better than anyone else. He certainly does NOT even flirt with other women and I've seen where he has plenty of opportunity to. She is looking for a payday. PERIOD.

668 days ago
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LDB    

That's it?

668 days ago
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BarrysConspiracyWorld    

Like thousands of others, Magic went from HIV+ to HIV-. the fact is that the HIV test is a sham. there is no virus. AIDS is not caused by a virus. http://barryb911.blogspot.ca/2012/07/hiv-horror-scam-and-murder.html

668 days ago
12.

Sam    

Soft red vines are the BEST!

668 days ago
13.

Mazor    

Maybe he fired her because she's a complaining b!tch.

668 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Let them just part ways. She doesn't deserve a dime. She worked for him 8 years unpaid OT, etc so she needs to STFU about it now. She had other perks guaranteed and the door was never locked to keep her there.

668 days ago
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Robbin    

Isn't the best part about being rich that you can pay someone to squeeze your Red Vines?

668 days ago
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