Paramount Pictures may have literally and metaphorically stepped in it. The studio is being sued by four production assistants over crappy working conditions, but the details of the lawsuit are especially disturbing.
The PAs are alleging that Paramount, along with Nickelodeon Movies, Regency Films, and a number of other production companies prohibited them from leaving their posts during filming, so they were forced to relieve themselves in their cars. According to court documents, the parking production assistants were not allowed bathroom breaks, and the plaintiffs resorted to number one and number two in “bottles and buckets in their vehicles.” Yikes.
The PPAs, who worked on films such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Wolf of Wall Street, were allegedly kept at their posts between 60 and 100 hours per week with no overtime pay. They were instead paid a flat rate of $150 for working 12 hour days on average and were not compensated for or given food by their employers.
The plaintiffs are suing the production companies for backpay and damages for lost compensation. And, you know, the humiliation of pooping in a car.