Maury Povich Sued

4/24/2006 5:49 PM PDT

Maury Povich Sued

maury povichA producer of 'The Maury Povich Show' has sued the talk show host, claiming that the workplace was "permeated with the use of alcohol, pornographic videos and parties inviting open and notorious sexual activity."
In the complaint, filed Monday in the Supreme Court of New York, Bianca Nardi claims that Povich had "a long time, intimate and sexual relationship" with a member of the staff. She claims the alleged relationship "created a hostile workplace that was sexually abusive to woman (sic)."

Nardi claims she was forced to expose her breasts and have them photographed on the show. She also claims she was directed to "tape the chests of female guests... in order to photograph them with large 'boobs'."

Nardi alleges she was ordered to engage in undercover activities such as going to bars to "secretly videotape married men agreeing to have sex with her."

She also claims an executive producer required her to watch pornographic videos in a private room with him.

Nardi is seeking $10 million in damages, as well as $30 million in punitive damages.

A spokesman for NBC Universal, who produces 'The Maury Povich Show,' tells TMZ: "We have been served with a complaint by Bianca Nardi. We do not believe that Ms. Nardi was a victim of unlawful sexual harassment and intend to defend this lawsuit vigorously. NBC Universal is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment."

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