‘House’ Suit Claims ‘Degenerate Conduct’ On Set

by | July 22, 2010 at 11:02 AM | House, TV News

Hugh Laurie Is Dr. House (Photo: Fox)

Hugh Laurie Is Dr. House (Photo: Fox)

Dr. Gregory House knows how to have a pill-popping good time, but who knew “degenerate conduct” was taking place behind the scenes of the hit Fox series?

Universal, the studio that produces ‘House,’ is being sued for more than $1,000,000 in damages by a disgruntled former employee amid shocking claims, according to Fox News.

Carl Jones, a former assistant prop master, filed a lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming he was “harassed” by two supervisors on set, where he witnessed drugs, sex and unsafe conduct during his four years of employment on the show.

Jones alleges that he was fired in March because he refused to participate in “visits to strip bars, participation in getting drunk, stoned or intoxicated on cocaine, to participate in sexual conduct at the trailer, and other dangerous conduct.”

In court documents obtained by TMZ, Jones claims supervisors would call him, as well as other employees, degrading terms, such as “f*gs, p*ssies, b**ches, slaves, dummies, retards and idiots.”

Other shocking behavior is described, such as a supervisor who brought a gun to the Fox lot “several times” and an incident where he was seen drinking tequila and “throwing a knife at a target on set.”

Jones says he reported the misconduct to the co-executive producers of the show but claims his complaints were ignored and he was eventually “blackballed” for opposing the sordid activity.

There’s no comment from Universal or the producers of ‘House.’