Recently, Joe Budden has been under scrutiny due to the latest news about him Podcast member Rory. Budden is also facing accusations of sexual harassment by Olivia Dope who is also a podcast host. On Monday (May 17), DJ Olivia Dope posted on Instagram talking about Budden’s harassments during Episode 16 on See, The Thing Is podcast on his network.
On the video she explains, “On January 18, 2021, Joe Budden sat in on a recording of the female-led podcast I was a part of and continuously made sexual, suggestive remarks to me that made me extremely uncomfortable as well as fearful of dampening the mood if I didn’t laugh along while he made those sexual remarks to me,” she sid. “Those moments not only live on the internet forever, it also forced me into the decision of quitting the podcast.”
She continued, “It was traumatizing, embarrassing and I’ve decided that I have to actually speak up because not only was it important for me to walk away from it, it also is important for me to speak up to let others know this probably wouldn’t be the best situation for you to enter into, working with this person.”
Olivia Dope Quits Joe Budden Network
Olivia Dope accuses Joe Budden of sexual harassment during her time being a host on the network. Eventually, the DJ quit the network and proceeded to post a long 26 minute Instagram video explaining why Joe Budden is a terrible boss. You can see the Instagram video below.
Some more things that she said in the video included,
“There’s an editing in the recording because Joe says him and I should speak more because he ‘been wanted to fuck me since we’ve met.’ Everyone in the studio laugh uncomfortably while one of my co-hosts confirmed that to be true. I am mortified by this revelation not only because it was done in front of the entire production staff but it was done while we were recording audio as well as visual. That scene was cut out and it jumps to Joe repeating we should speak more because we have the least dialogue.”
To view the episode that Olivia Dope is referring to, you can visit the YouTube video below.
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One of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to express in my life. The healing begins now.— Olivia Dope (@oliviadope) May 17, 2021
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