Angelina Pivarnick has filed a lawsuit against her New York City Fire Department supervisor after she claims he incessantly sexually harassed her.
The “Jersey Shore” star, 33, who went on to pursue a career as an EMT, filed a complaint Monday in Brooklyn federal court alleging Lt. Jonathan Schecter, of the EMS Rossville Station 23 in Staten Island, pestered her for sex, made inappropriate comments about her appearance and groped her.
“Schechter incessantly subjected Pivarnick to unwelcome sexual advances, as well as comments about her body and physical appearance,” the lawsuit, obtained by Page Six, claims, adding that Pivarnick also received constant inappropriate text messages from the lieutenant.
Schechter allegedly texted Pivarnick, “Your a** is amazing and I wish I wasn’t working or in uniform because I definitely would’ve kissed those amazing lips.”
In the court docs, Pivarnick claims she tried to speak out against her harasser but she was allegedly punished with unpleasant tasks, including cleanup duty.
The reality star also claims that a different unnamed boss, who was not mentioned as a defendant, would often harass her about how many men she had slept with during her time on “Jersey Shore”.
In a statement to Page Six, Pivarnick said, “It should go without saying that what I experienced has nothing to do with television or entertainment. Like all women, I am entitled to be treated with dignity and respect at work. And I should not have to accept unwanted sexual advances, crude comments about my body or physical assault.”
Pivarnick starred on the first two seasons of “Jersey Shore” before quitting the show. She later made multiple appearances, including most recently on the rebooted version “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation”.