Randall Emmett is being sued by his former assistant, Martin G’Blae, who’s accusing the film producer and director of racial, religious, and disability discrimination, creating a hostile workplace, and using the N-word against several celebrities.
In his case against the Vanderpump Rules alum (who once starred on the show alongside former fiancée Lala Kent), Randall’s partner George Furla, and their production company, Emmett/Furla Oasis, the 29-year-old Black man claimed he worked for Randall in 2020 as a production assistant on Midnight in the Switchgrass before being fired — allegedly for racial reasons.
The Los Angeles Times shared news of the case against Randall on November 1, confirming Martin’s lawsuit includes 24 claims of alleged illegal behavior.
In addition to revealing he was allegedly sent to get a “brick of cocaine” from a hotel in Puerto Rico, where he was working on Randall’s movie, Martin said Randall enlisted him in an “insurance fraud scam” involving a Rolls Royce.
“By bringing to light the illegal pay scheme, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation that I suffered during my employment with Randall Emmett and his companies, I’m glad to open the floor for these discussions to take place,” Martin said in a statement. “I hope, through this, a message is made that there are just some things you cannot remain silent about — illegal practices, abuse, and your rights within the workplace are just a few of many.”
Martin also accused Randall, whose ex-wife, Ambyr Childers, recently requested a restraining order against him (which a judge declined to give her) while claiming she feared for her safety, of hurling racial slurs at 50 Cent, Cardi B, and Quavo, who appeared in Savage Salvation, a film he directed that’s due out next month.
According to Martin, Randall got upset in August 2020 after reading 50 Cent’s book, Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter, and he made racist statements against him.
“He called 50 Cent, ‘this f—–g n—-r,’ and then said to G’Blae, ‘All you guys are alike. All you guys do is hustle people.’ He then threw the book at G’Blae,” his lawsuit claimed, adding that Randall allegedly called Cardi B a “ratchet b—-” and asked Marin to translate her speech.
Randall also reportedly said he couldn’t understand the speech of Quavo and asked Martin, “If I go out with Quavo, would anyone know who he is? Or is it just like a culture thing?”
He then allegedly targeted Martin in different racially charged ways.
“Emmett often dropped money around G’Blae, and left expensive watches and jewelry around him, as if to see if he would steal them,” the lawsuit stated. “Other employees noted to G’Blae the oddity of it, as they noticed Emmett would only do this around G’Blae.”
He was even accused of asking Martin, who was Emmett/Furla Oasis’ only African American staffer at that time, to “turn out his pockets to check if he had stolen anything.”
In response to Martin’s claims, Randall’s attorney, Suann MacIsaac, of the Kinsella Weitzman law firm, released a statement.
“Randall Emmett has never used a racially derogatory term in his life and Mr. G’Blae knows it,” she said Tuesday. “Mr. Emmett looks forward to vigorously defending this action.”
She also accused Martin of “attempting to extort thousands of dollars from Mr. Emmett for months. Although he claims he is owed for past expenses, Mr. G’Blae’s story perpetually changes and he has refused to back up any of the supposed unpaid expenses.”
Martin claims he was paid $1,500 biweekly and kept on call for 12 hours a day and on weekends, which amounted to less than California’s minimum wage. He also says he frequently had to cover Randall’s personal expenses, including his hotel rooms and meals, and he wasn’t repaid for all of them.
Also in his lawsuit against Randall, Martin said he faced religious discrimination as a Muslim and disability discrimination for his attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) during his time working for his company.
At one point, Martin alleged, he was brought into an office with other people and asked, “‘What was that sickness you had that makes you retarded?’” Martin then “reminded [Randall] that he had ADHD.”
Martin is seeking a jury trial and did not disclose the specific damages he’s requesting.
In response to the case against Randall, 50 Cent took to his Instagram page, where he shared a screenshot involving details of the lawsuit, including the claim of Randall having called him a “f—–g n—-r.”
“This does not surprise me this guy is a real piece of sh-t. Randell (Sorry Fofty) Emmett, but wait … Is he canceled for this?” he wondered.
As Pump Rules fans will recall, 50 Cent was involved in a very public feud with Randall in 2019, during which he went public with Randall’s outstanding debt of $1 million, which was ultimately paid.