Guards who were hired with taxpayer money to protect JFK Airport instead spent their days watching coworkers having sex in security booths, according to a bombshell new lawsuit and an ex-employee.
Former Allied Universal Security employee LaDonna Powell says she was repeatedly forced to “stand by as her supervisors watched her colleagues have sex in security booths via closed circuit television cameras,” according to papers filed in Manhattan federal court.
The former supervisor, 32, was also subjected to a barrage of inappropriate questions, racist comments, touching and harassment, she says.
During the viewing of one video, which showed female security guards performing oral sex on supervisors, the papers allege her boss asked her “Do you know how to give head like that?”
Another boss said the footage made his “toes curl” he was so “turned on,” she claims.
Powell was even “repeatedly” told that the only way she could escape terrible shifts — during which she wasn’t allowed to use the bathroom and had to pee in a cup under her desk — was if she had sex with her boss.
She says she was also told that “back in the day” she would be “bent over the [security] booths” too, the complaint says.
Another female security guard showed her graphs that the woman had made comparing male colleagues’ penis size — and even Facetimed her topless, attempting to reach a male supervisor, she said.
Powell said she was also told to only hire “cute girls” and “no fat women.”
“This is not a case of a few bad apples, or a couple of discrete instances of harassment,” the suit states. “The culture of Allied at JFK is one of discrimination and harassment.
“Instead of providing security services pursuant to Allied’s contract with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (“Port Authority”), Allied supervisors wasted taxpayers’ dollars by, for example, spending their work hours circulating pornographic videos and propositioning female employees for sex.”
Powell continually reported the misconduct to Allied Supervisors — two of whom are former NYPD officers, the papers say — but was ignored.
When she continued to file complaints with the company, and refused to stop, she was fired in May 2016.
The suit cites intentional discrimination, retaliation and a hostile work environment.
Allied Universal did not respond to a request for comment.
Powell’s lawyer declined to comment.