Contact Us

Former Employee Sues BET for Sexual Harrassment


A former BET employee has filed a lawsuit against the cable network for sexual harassment. Last Wednesday (April 13), Tameika Dorman filed suit with the State of New York Supreme Court, claiming that in February of 2009, she was harassed by her co-worker, Derek Clarke, while editing a segment for

According to Dorman, who hosted and produced the segment, Clarke continuously focused on shots of her rear-end during editing. “Clarke grabbed and repeatedly rubbed his crotch, began to moan and said it was because he loved her butt, that she was sexy and that she did not know what he was going to do [to] her,” details in the suit revealed.

After complaining to her supervisor, she was informed that she would no longer be paired up with Clarke, but found herself working with him again when editing a piece on Nicki Minaj, prompting her to file a complaint with Human Resources. Dorman was then taken off of the production team for BET’s Hip-Hop honors, and subsequently let go from the company.

Dorman feels that she was fired as an act of both retaliation and discrimination since she was also pregnant. She is seeking monetary damages for unlawful termination, discriminatory practices and lawyer fees.

BET has yet to release a statement on the matter.

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of TheBoombox

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boombox quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!