A masseuse who looks like her family’s pet is suing her employer after she says she was subjected to racial slurs and sexual advances at work.
Lola Lee has filed a complaint with the Texas Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying she was fired from her job as a masseuse at an Austin, Texas, spa after she refused to perform oral sex on her boss’ pet dog.
The suit alleges that the dog, a 6-month-old labrador named Lucky, was subjected “to racial and sexist comments, including ‘I bet he wouldnt want you to suck his dog’s dick if you were a black woman,'” the Journal reported.
Lee’s employer, Massage Therapists of Texas, told the paper that the allegations were untrue and the company is reviewing the complaint.
Lee told the Journal she is seeking $150,000 in damages.
In January, the company announced it would open a new office in Austin, after its Austin location was shuttered.
It said it has “an active, diverse and diverse team” and would be welcoming more African-Americans to work at the new office.
Lee, who has been a masseur since 2013, said she was approached by a man who wanted to perform the sex act on the dog.
He later asked her to hold the dog and touch her breasts, she told the newspaper.
She told the publication that the man told her she was “black trash” and “took her out to dinner.”
She said the man then told her to put her bra on and said he wanted to watch her “sexually deviate from normal human behavior.”
“I told him I was not comfortable with that and said I wasn’t ready to do that,” she said.