When NBA icon Paul Pierce sued over sexual harassment inside Hollywood Hookah Bar

Read about when Paul Pierce got sued after manager Eric Mahoney harasses young bartender of two weeks.

Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce

Sometimes tragedy strikes anywhere at any time and people would either choose to ignore it or find solutions. For example, let us say you are someone of very high status, you run a business and things get messed up internally which were not in control. It is your name that will be dragged into the dirt even if you were not intentionally or directly involved.

Many times NBA players often find themselves trapped inside situations like this. NBA Hall of Famer and Celtics legend Paul “The Truth” Pierce was not spared when sexual harassment charges were made against his name.

Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce
Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce got sued for sexual harassment involving manager Eric Mahoney

Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce

The former Boston Celtics went through hell after being tied to a sexual harassment case back in 2019. Pierce owns an exclusive Hookah bar in California named “The Truth Hollywood”. The bar was run by manager Eric Mahoney who was the cause of the chaos in the first place.

The Truth Hollywood
The Truth Hollywood

A waitress who worked under Mahoney had sued the former champ, claiming that he along with other colleagues were fully aware of the situation but cared less to act upon it. Paul was also sued along with his manager for sexual harassment, discrimination, negligence, and retaliation.

Waitress got fired after rejecting Paul Pierce’s manager requests

Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce winning the NBA Finals

The young had newly joined the lounge as a bartender and worked there for a little over two weeks. She was very clear about saying that Paul Pierce had nothing to do with the allegations but failed to prevent it from happening again.

The young bartender was placed directly under the supervision of Eric Mahoney who repeatedly kept pursuing the woman for pleasure. The manager would apparently say, “You’re a very pretty young lady, If you hook up with me you can keep your job. The ball is in your court.”

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Paul Pierce in action in NBA against LeBron James

This insinuated that her job was on the line if she had refused and walked away. She did exactly that and walked away. After this, the manager would still keep pursuing her and even tried cutting her hours of work despite her saying she was available. She sued Pierce for damages caused and lost wages after being denied to work.

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