The actress filed a lawsuit against the showrunner of the popular soap opera “The Young and the Restless,” playing with bikini strings and offering “private acting lessons.” Claimed to have been sexually harassed.
Briana Thomas, who played the barista at the show’s fictional Crimson Lights Coffee House, filed a proceeding in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday against Anthony Molina, CBS Studios and Sony Pictures Television.
Thomas claimed to have been sexually harassed from 2018 to February 22, 2019, claiming he was “illegally dismissed” for refusing Molina’s advance.
The actress claimed in a lawsuit that she had been harassed from the moment she met Molina. Molina said she was staring at her chest with her hands on her shoulders.
“You have a great look. You could really be something here,” Molina is said to have told Thomas.
Briana Thomas, that’s right. He filed a proceeding against Anthony Molina in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday. The left claimed to have been sexually harassed by playing with a set of bikini strings and offering “private acting lessons.”
Thomas claimed to have been sexually harassed from 2018 to February 22, 2019, claiming to have been “illegally dismissed” for refusing Molina’s advance
He is then said to have leaned against her and put her hand on her waist whispering that she could be given “someday a private acting lesson.”
Thomas had to wear a bikini in a scene set up at the poolside bar, but the lawsuit said he was always allowed to wear a mesh salon.
Molina reportedly opened her robe when she saw her walking with a rope over her swimsuit. While “lying” her body, he said: “So you’re wearing a bikini today. Good.’
He then tried to get the stage manager to remove the salon, but the stage manager allegedly told Molina not to do so.
Molina approached Thomas after the shoot and told her that it would have “looked better” without the salon, before telling her that she needed to “loose” if she needed a larger part of the show.
“It’s a difficult industry to break into unless you know someone who can help you,” he is said to have told Thomas while playing with the laces on the bottom of her bikini.
“Start with a private session and see if you can be a little more comfortable.”
According to the proceedings, about a week later, Molina asked if Thomas was flexible and if he could put his feet behind his head because he wanted to see it someday.
Thomas argued that other women were also subject to inappropriate comments from Molina.
Molina said one of the short-haired black actresses was “hot,” but “it was a shame that her head looked like a chia pet.”
Some women were allegedly commented that they needed breast implants, but Molina said she didn’t need breast implants because her breasts “looked pretty clean.”
Thomas has repeatedly rejected Molina in the proceedings, but claims that he began to “retaliate” when she began to take a more solid position.
“I’m the reason you work. I’m benefiting you. I like you. Do you understand what I’m saying?’Molina reportedly has other staff and I yelled at Thomas in front of my colleague.
He and the producer of The Young and the Restless have not yet commented on the allegations made in Molina’s proceedings.