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Farrah Abraham Sues 'Teen Mom,' Says Crew 'Sex-Shamed' Her For Doing Porn

"Teen Mom" Farrah Abraham is suing for $5 million.

Farrah Abraham is known for her role on MTV's "Teen Mom." The reality star is now taking the show and its parent company, Viacom, to court for what she describes as being "sex-shamed." The 26-year-old has filed a $5 million lawsuit against Viacom, Eleventh Street Productions, Anxious Eleven and "Teen Mom" producer Morgan J. Freeman over accusations of gender discrimination, according to E! News.

Abraham contends that she was cut from the show "Teen Mom OG" in October due to her decision to work in the adult entertainment industry. She has filed complaints of harassment, wrongful termination based upon gender discrimination and retaliation based upon gender discrimination, according to legal documents obtained by E! News.

She cites a specific incident on October 30, 2017, in which she alleges Freeman and the crew made fun of her. She states Freeman and the production crew "harassed, humiliated and discriminated against, disrespected, ridiculed and sex shamed" her during the meeting because of her decision to pursue opportunities in the adult entertainment industry. 

"Threats were made against Ms. Abraham by Freeman about ending her career with MTV and sabotaging future deals Ms. Abraham had in place with MTV, and defaming her," the lawsuit says. "Given Freeman's hostile tone, mannerisms and body language, Ms. Abraham feared for her life."

In 2013, Abraham released a sex tape with James Deen. The teen mom released the tape for a reported amount of $1.5 million. Recently, she has been seen on Instagram promoting the lingerie line Pulchra.

The reality star asserts that the show no longer wanted to feature her because she does not "conform to their gender stereotypes of how women should act and  appear." As a result, she alleges that she lost a lucrative deal that had been discussed for months. The mom of one daughter alleges that she suffered "emotional pain, emotional suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life" from the incident.

She was reportedly fired from "Teen Mom OG" the day following the meeting.

After filing the lawsuit, Abraham took to Instagram to explain that she's standing up for her rights.

"I stand up for what is right so we all can be treated better and have a better world, if you want to continue this bad cycle then stay away from me & my family. Start treating people better being racist, sexist, hate crimes, discriminatory, sexual harassment it’s awful and stop impacting generations with the hateful culture it’s wrong & will always be wrong," she captioned.

She also added a photo of herself in a t-shirt that says, "Girls Can Do anything." In the caption, she implies that she's pursuing legal action on behalf of the larger issue of sex-shaming.

A spokesperson for Viacom released a statement to E! News, saying, "We respect Farrah's decision to pursue other endeavors, and we wish her the best. Regarding her suit, the claims are without merit."

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