Kid Rock performs before an NCAA game in 2014. / Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports
Attorneys for Insane Clown Posse's former publicist have subpoenaed Kid Rock for a glass sex toy that they plan to use as evidence in an ongoing sexual harassment suit against the Detroit-based rap-metal duo.
According to the subpoena, Rock was given the item a couple of years ago by "Dirty Dan" Diamond, a former employee of Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records.
During Diamond's deposition last Friday in Las Vegas, he testified that he attempted to give Andrea (Andy) Pellegrini the phallic object, but she refused to accept it, according to a press release Monday from Pellegrini's attorneys. Diamond then gave the piece to Kid Rock, the release said.
The subpoena, filed by the Royal Oak-based Rasor Law Firm, states Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, has 14 days to respond and produce the item.
The subpoena was filed in Oakland County Circuit Court on Monday. Kid Rock and manager Lee Trink could not be reached for comment Tuesday evening.
Pellegrini filed a lawsuit in September 2013 in the Oakland County Circuit Court, alleging wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation and infliction of emotional distress during her 3-year employment with ICP's Psychopathic Records. An attorney for the group told the Detroit Free Press last year that the allegations were untrue.
Pellegrini's 17-page complaint claims she was subject to sexual advances and bullying by colleagues, and that she was given the toy by Diamond after he learned she was single. Diamond admitted under oath that he made sexually explicit remarks to Pellegrini, according to the release.
The lawsuit also alleges Pellegrini was asked to perform legal work she considered unethical.
The suit describes her experience at the 2012 Gathering of the Juggalos as "a living hell."
Named as defendants in the lawsuit are ICP members Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, who's real names are Joseph Bruce and Joseph Utsler, Psychopathic Records and group manager William Dale.
ICP recently lost a lawsuit against the federal government over a 2011 FBI report that put a gang tag on the group's fans, known as Juggalos. The group, backed by the ACLU, claimed that the gang-designation is causing ICP to lose fans and violates the freedom of expression rights of Juggalos.
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