The hallways of the offices of Viacom’s legal team must be filled with champagne and clogged phone lines from everyone calling their pharmacist to cancel the bulk order of Percocet. Because Farrah Abraham has dropped her $5 million lawsuit against the company and the makers of Teen Mom.
E! News says a settlement was reached with Farrah, which led to her pulling the plug on her legal battle. She came out swinging last October to say she was cut from Teen Mom OG because of her work in porn. By February of this year, she filed a lawsuit against Viacom (MTV’s parent company), the production companies behind the show, and Teen Mom executive producer Morgan J. Freeman (not to be confused with the voice of God).
Farrah claimed she was sex shamed for having a career in porn and mentioned harassment and wrongful termination stemming from a slew of instances of gender discrimination. After watching the video of when Morgan confronted Farrah before she was initially let go, it seems like his defense went something like, “We didn’t fire her for being in porn. We fired her for being a pain in the ass…but not the kind she’s used to. HEYOOOO!” I know, I’ll let myself out.
At one point, the lawsuit made it sound like Morgan was really coming for Farrah for her dabbling in booty porn:
“Also during this confrontation, threats were made against Ms. Abraham by Freeman about ending her career with MTV, sabotaging future deals Ms. Abraham had in place with MTV, and defaming her. Given Freeman’s hostile tone, mannerisms, and body language, Ms. Abraham feared for her life.”
Viacom always denied all of that, and – not to pick sides – but when you have to herd all 900 of those Teen Mom cats, I feel like you have to have been a real asshole for any of this to get to as far as it did.
Farrah filed papers on Tuesday to say she reached a settlement with everyone on that laundry list of defendants and that she dismissed all her prior claims. Details of how much cash she made out with weren’t released, but I’m imaging it starts with something that begins with “$20” and ends with “T.J. Maxx Gift Card.”