Former 'Bachelor' producer sues Warner Bros. for sexual harassment

The company behind "The Bachelor" franchise is reportedly being sued by a former employee for sexual harassment. 

According to the Los Angeles Times, Warner Bros. Entertainment and five of its producers are named in the complaint. 

Becky Steenhoek, a former producer on the 2016 season of "The Bachelorette," alleges that several producers repeatedly asked her graphic questions about her sex life including, "Have you ever sat under a shower faucet or touched yourself to masturbate?" and "Is your vagina shaved?"

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THE BACHELOR - 'The Women Tell All' - There were highs and lows during Sean's unforgettable season - and then there was Tierra, the most controversial bachelorette of the group. Tierra, who has been the woman viewers and the other bachelorettes have loved to hate all season, will return to have her chance to defend herself. Will she apologize for her behavior? Will she fight back and be her fiery self, or will viewers see another side of her? It's an explosive reunion viewers won't want to miss, as the most memorable and fan favorite bachelorettes from this season - including AshLee, Desiree, Lesley M., Tierra, Selma, Sarah, Kacie B. -- return to confront each other and Sean one last time on national television to tell their side of the story. Sarah seeks closure from Sean; Desiree explains about her journey of self-discovery; and a devastated AshLee reveals what she was thinking when Sean let her go in Thailand. Follow Sean and Chris on the Bachelor Bus as they shock fans at their viewer parties in the Los Angeles area, and take a sneak peek at the Season Finale and the final two bachelorettes - Catherine and Lindsay -- on 'The Bachelor: The Women Tell All,' MONDAY, MARCH 4 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) CHRIS HARRISON, SEAN LOWE
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2007: 67497_3399_23 -- THE BACHELORETTE - Meredith Phillips, former participant and romantic hopeful from Bob Guiney's season of 'The Bachelor,' is the star of the latest installment of 'The Bachelorette.' Meredith, 30, a make-up artist originally from Portland, Oregon, who currently resides in Los Angeles, hopes to meet a man who shares her desire for a serious, long-term relationship, and even possibly marriage. 'The Bachelorette,' an original one-hour primetime romance reality television series, returns for a second season on the ABC Television Network on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
THE BACHELOR - 'Episode 2008' - The stakes are high as Ben crisscrosses the country on an exciting, emotionally charged journey to visit the final four women's hometowns. Ben travels to Orange County, CA to meet Amanda, the single mother with two adorable little girls, but her concerned parents wonder if he is ready to be an immediate full-time dad. Lauren B. shows Ben around her hometown of Portland, OR, but he must face serious questions from her sister. Caila shares some places with Ben that she holds near and dear to her in Hudson, OH; however, her father subjects the Bachelor to a grilling to see if he is worthy of his daughter. Finally, Ben is off to Dallas to meet Jo Jo, only to find her in tears as an unexpected surprise threatens to derail their romance. Ben must make a gut-wrenching decision to narrow the field to three women. Will one of them be his wife? Find out on 'The Bachelor,' airing MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network. (Levy Moroshan/ABC via Getty Images) LAUREN B., BEN HIGGINS
UNITED STATES - JULY 18: 67116_18_16 -- THE BACHELOR -- INVITATION NIGHT, (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
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UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 16: THE BACHELOR - 'Episode 1301' - Jason, 32, an account executive in estate and legacy planning, met 25 potential soul mates as he began his exciting search for true love. In the premiere episode, '1301,' Jason prepared for the night of his life, as the 25 beautiful bachelorettes, who can think of nothing but him, arrived. Then Jason, in his first rose ceremony, eliminated ten of the 25 women, leaving 15 to compete for his affection and, in the end, his heart. The 13th edition of ABC's popular romance reality series, 'The Bachelor,' premiered with a two-hour special, MONDAY, JANUARY 5 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 26: THE BACHELOR: LONDON CALLING -- THE WOMEN TELL ALL - 'The Women Tell All' -- It's an explosive reunion viewers won't want to miss, as the most memorable bachelorettes from this season - including Ashlee, Carri, Marshana, Robin and Stacey -- return to confront each other and Matt one last time on national television to dish the dirt and tell their side of the story, on 'The Bachelor: London Calling -- The Women Tell All,' MONDAY, MAY 5 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Greg Zabilski/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 26: THE BACHELOR: LONDON CALLING -- THE WOMEN TELL ALL - 'The Women Tell All' -- It's an explosive reunion viewers won't want to miss, as the most memorable bachelorettes from this season - including Ashlee, Carri, Marshana, Robin and Stacey -- return to confront each other and Matt one last time on national television to dish the dirt and tell their side of the story, on 'The Bachelor: London Calling -- The Women Tell All,' MONDAY, MAY 5 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Greg Zabilski/ABC via Getty Images)
BARBADOS - MARCH 03: THE BACHELOR: LONDON CALLING - 'Episode 1208' - Matt faces an excruciating decision between Chelsea and Shayne before making the commitment of his life, on the gripping Season Finale that ends with one heartbroken bachelorette in tears and other engaged to be married, on 'The Bachelor: London Calling,' MONDAY, MAY 12 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Larkey/ABC via Getty Images)
THE BACHELOR - 'Episode 1510' - In this dramatic conclusion, Brad, who came back for a second chance at love, prepared to make one of the most difficult choices of this life. His search for love was narrowed down to two very different women - Chantal and Emily -- and he fell in love with both of them. Now, after having his family meet them in Cape Town, South Africa, and under immense pressure, he made one final heart-wrenching decision that could change his life forever. After three years of soul-searching, he proposed to Emily Maynard on the season finale of 'The Bachelor,' MONDAY, MARCH 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Mark Wessels/ABC via Getty Images)EMILY MAYNARD, BRAD WOMACK
THE BACHELOR - 'Episode 1505' - The Bachelor must face the difficult task of taking Ashley H. and Ashley S., two women he's fond of, on the famed two-on-one date, vowing to have fun - even with a painful choice looming at the end of the night. What a surprise Brad has in store for the ladies! They go backstage of the hit show 'Viva ELVIS by Cirque du Soleil,' where they discover they'll be a part of the performance later that night. But there's a catch: the number they'll perform is a duet, and Brad will need to decide which woman will stay and perform with him. The tension filled dinner does nothing to make Brad's decision any easier, as he sends one woman home in tears, on 'The Bachelor,' MONDAY, JANUARY 31 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/ABC via Getty Images)BRAD WOMACK, ASHLEY S.
THE BACHELOR - In 'Episode 1601,' Ben returns to the mansion for the first big cocktail party. He explains to Chris Harrison that, as painful as his experience was last season, he has no regrets. When Ben began his journey with Ashley, he was emotionally shut down due to his grief over his father's death. Ultimately, he was able to open himself up again to love. Because of that journey, he is a different man and ready to try and find love again, when 'The Bachelor' premieres MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Rick Rowell / ABC via Getty Images) BACHELORETTES, BEN FLAJNIK
THE BACHELOR - In 'Episode 1601,' Ben returns to the mansion for the first big cocktail party. He explains to Chris Harrison that, as painful as his experience was last season, he has no regrets. When Ben began his journey with Ashley, he was emotionally shut down due to his grief over his father's death. Ultimately, he was able to open himself up again to love. Because of that journey, he is a different man and ready to try and find love again, when 'The Bachelor' premieres MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Rick Rowell / ABC via Getty Images) BACHELORETTES
THE BACHELOR - In 'Episode 1601,' Ben returns to the mansion for the first big cocktail party. He explains to Chris Harrison that, as painful as his experience was last season, he has no regrets. When Ben began his journey with Ashley, he was emotionally shut down due to his grief over his father's death. Ultimately, he was able to open himself up again to love. Because of that journey, he is a different man and ready to try and find love again, when 'The Bachelor' premieres MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images)SHERYL, BEN FLAJNIK
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - 'Episode 101' - This summer, 25 of 'The Bachelor's' biggest stars and most controversial contestants are back looking for a second chance at love on 'Bachelor in Paradise.' They all left 'The Bachelor' or 'The Bachelorette' with broken hearts, but now they are back to find their soul mates. 'Bachelor in Paradise' begins with 14 former cast members, eight women and six men, who travel to beautiful Tulum, Mexico hoping to turn a potential summer fling into the real thing. However, in true 'Bachelor' fashion, there is always a surprise. 'Bachelor in Paradise' premieres MONDAY, AUGUST 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Francisco Rmoan/ABC via Getty Images)
THE BACHELOR - 'Episode 1904' - It's off to San Francisco for Chris and six bachelorettes for the last group date. Dressed in wedding gowns, the women have to complete a difficult mud run with the losers going home and the winner spending a romantic night with Chris. Just so happens the winner is a frontrunner in the race for the Bachelor's heart, and she leaves the other five women in the dust. An amorous mood is set at dinner overlooking the glittering city by the bay, and Chris has a chance to find out about another side of this stunning beauty. Will she capture his heart or leave without a rose? - on 'The Bachelor,' MONDAY, JANUARY 26 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by David Moir/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - 'Episode 306A' - In the gorgeous resort town of Sayulita, Mexico, the drama continues for the hopeful contestants in the two-night season finale of the highly anticipated 'Bachelor in Paradise,' MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT). (Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) AMANDA STANTON, JOSH MURRAY
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The 31-year-old told the Times that she was "raised in a Christian home" and didn’t like their questions. 

She said that her co-workers knew that it made her uncomfortable which made them intensify their sexually invasive questions. 

Steenhoek alleges when she complained to another producer, she was told, "This is the way of the industry and world that we work in." 

Shortly after complaining she says she was fired.  Warner Bros has yet to  comment on the suit. 

 

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