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'CSI'

Straight Guy Sues

Over Alleged Gay Bashing

2/25/2014 8:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A gay-bashing supervisor at "CSI" tormented a crew member with homophobic slurs and crude drawings of penises ... because he THOUGHT the worker was a homosexual ... according to a new lawsuit.

Donald Perdue -- a set painter on the show -- claims his supervisor, Jeremiah Redclay, engaged in a 5-year campaign of brutal harassment ... calling him "fa***t" and "c***sucker" and hanging "sexually disgusting" drawings of gay sex at Perdue's workstation.

In his lawsuit, Perdue -- who claims he's straight -- says the harassment started when he heard Redclay refer to certain actors on the show as "d***suckers" ... and he asked Redclay to stop. 

And this is weird ... Perdue claims Redclay lunged toward his genitals on one occasion and when Perdue pushed him away he claims Redclay responded, "Come on Mucho, you know you want it."

Perdue claims Redclay retaliated by making him a laughingstock at work ... which he endured for 5 years before leaving the show on a medical leave.

Perdue says he's the victim of discrimination ... simply because his boss THOUGHT he was gay.

Perdue is suing CBS, and Redclay for unspecified damages.

106 COMMENTS

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1.

namers    

Hate crime monger.

58 days ago
2.

Nay    

Redclay is most likely the gay one. It's usually the one who pretends to hate homosexuals the most that are gay.

58 days ago
3.

Googie    

Will wait for further information/evidence before commenting.

58 days ago
4.

His Prince Michael    

Although I'm not a fan of "Television", I'm glad Ted Danson has ANOTHER hit-program.

58 days ago
5.

DrLoveToe    

what's the issue?

58 days ago
6.

Philip    

Office of the US Attorneys said perception of a person's race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation is reason enough

http://www.justice.gov/usao/briefing_room/crt/prosecutions_hate_crimes.html

I assume this set painted was union, which brings up the question if he filed a grievance and if the union took action or dropped the ball

58 days ago
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Clytemnestra     

Five years is a long time to put up with that crap. I assume he was worried he'd lose his job if he bitched too much. But I would think a higher up would have taken on his cause. Hmm.

58 days ago
8.

BIEBER GO HOME!!! ▬(~_-)▬►    

says the harassment started when he heard Redclay refer to certain actors on the show as "d***suckers"

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I bet that "Actor" was Justin Bieber.-

58 days ago
9.

Kelly    

Jeremiah Redclay, your name is mud.

58 days ago
10.

Kelly    

PS: You can Google Jeremiah Redclay. He's probably frustrated because his artwork is garbage.

58 days ago
11.

Vote2012    

Ted Danson is a big left wing wacko liberal, he made many stupid comments on global warming that never came true, liberals and Hollywood have very short memories.

58 days ago
12.

Twilightey    

Often the most macho acting ones are those with the latent homosexual thoughts and desires. sounds like the boss was projecting onto this employee his own feelings. I mean really, who was the one actually dick-obsessed , drawing pictures and stuff. It's almost like, "You know you want me! I'm just kidding...unless you really want me."
Wonder about the 5 year time span though, who would put up with that fro so long? Might be more to this story.

58 days ago
13.

nick    

How can a man suck another man's penis???

58 days ago
14.

nick    

So if he was gay calling him **** sucker would be ok right....cause gays are proud of sucking coks

58 days ago
15.

nick    

Seriosly that was harrasing, but I have a feeling that the guy was tolerating it, acting like it did not bother him that much so he could sue five years down the road

58 days ago
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