Teyo Johnson has quite the story to tell about his boss.
The former second-round draft pick of the then-Oakland Raiders is making shocking claims about a CEO of a New York-based metaverse company who has allegedly been sexually harassing him, being racist, and urging him to cheat on his girlfriend by sleeping with his co-workers.
The former tight end for the Oakland Raiders who also played ball as an undergraduate at Stanford University claims Everyrealm CEO Janine Yorio constantly made comments about employees’ sex lives as well as racial slurs directed at black employees. She even used his background as an NFL player against him by threatening to “trade” Johnson if he didn’t perform in his job.
According to The New York Post, Johnson also alleges that he was pressured into “sexually harassing games” in which coworkers and clients were encouraged to sleep with each other.
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In March, Johnson alleged that Yorio told him about a “sex-related game that she encouraged employees to play” during a business trip to the SXSW (South By Southwest) festival in Austin, Texas. “KYP,” which stands for “know your personnel,” or “KYC” — “know your client” — were “euphemisms for having sex or hooking up with co-workers and business partners,” according to the lawsuit.
Yorio told Johnson that “the way to pay the game” was to “get laid by a co-worker on a business trip,” the lawsuit alleges. She then allegedly asked him if “he would be doing any KYP.” Johnson was “taken aback” by Yorio’s suggestion and “politely informed her that he was ‘already really close with someone’,” the lawsuit states.
That same evening, Johnson alleged that Yorio was “testing the waters” with him after she came to his hotel room in Austin and “insinuated in no uncertain terms that she believed he would” cheat on his girlfriend “to participate in the company’s KYP game,” the lawsuit alleges.
Johnson also alleged that Yorio made offensive jokes about his girlfriend’s menstrual cycle and referred to him as a “stupid black person” and “the whitest black person.” Other slurs that Yorio is alleged to have hurled at Johnson include “d-ck,” “big swinging d-ck,” and “f–king d-ck.”
Johnson said he would be fired after he blew the whistle on a cryptocurrency-based “gambling scheme” involving NFT (non-fungible token) playing cards of professional soccer players. The scheme “involved a cryptocurrency version of fantasy sports in which users would buy packs of NFTs representing professional soccer playing cards.”
“Users would enter cryptocurrency into a pool and then win prize money if their NFT playing cards performed better than the other players’ NFTs,” according to the lawsuit. Johnson “reasonably believed” that the scheme “would violate numerous New York and federal laws” since “randomizing the packs of cards … would quality as a game of chance and thus be illegal,” according to the filing.
A spokesperson for Everyrealm denied the allegations, calling them “lies.”
“As we have stated in our court filings, this employee worked at the company for only three months and was terminated for poor performance, expense account abuse, and falling asleep on the job,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
Everyrealm also alleged in a legal filing that Johnson “openly and routinely disparaged the mother of his child and demanded that Everyrealm pay a portion of his wages in cash to avoid garnishment for child support payments.”
It should be noted that Yorio also faces similar accusations from another former African-American employee in a suit filed last month.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.