Former BET Employee Suing Network Over Alleged Sexual Harassment


By Chris O'Shea Comment

Tameika Dorman, a former BET employee, has filed a lawsuit against the network claiming that she was fired for reporting sexual harassment to her supervisors.

According to, Dorman says that in 2009 she was subject to sexual harassment from a male camera operator named Derek Clarke. During an editing session with Clarke, he allegedly repeatedly played a taped segment of Dorman walking up a set of stairs in a skirt. When Dorman asked why Clarke was doing this, the lawsuit claims “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.”

When Dorman reported the incident to her supervisors, they told her she wouldn’t have to work with Clarke again. However, while working on a segment on rapper Nicki Minaj, Clarke once again was paired with Dorman. She complained to Human Resources, and according to the lawsuit, Dorman was subsequently removed from producing shows and unlawfully fired.