The Ink Master judges who were sued for sexually harassing a woman who worked on the production of their show are nearing a settlement in the case, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
Nicoletta Robinson sued judges Oliver Peck and Chris Nunez, claiming the two tattoo artists harassed her with graphic and lewd sex talk and physically touched her in the 11 days she says she worked on the show. Ink Master host Dave Navarro was not named in her lawsuit.
Robinson claimed in her 2014 filing that she was an assistant and talent wrangler for the show and that Peck and Nunez would tickle her, ask her if "she likes to suck d**ks," and even called another judge on the tattoo competition show a homophobic slur."
In new exclusive documents obtained by Radar, the parties involved, including Original Media and Viacom, told Judge Batts they have "engaged in good-faith settlement discussions regarding a settlement, but have not yet reached a resolution."
The attorneys stated in a letter to the court that they "believe a settlement conference before a Magistrate Judge would be beneficial at this time."
Radar also obtained the "Protective Order regarding Confidentiality of Discovery Materials," which states that "any party shall have the right to identify and designate as 'confidential' or 'highly confidential: attorneys' eyes only,' any documents, materials, testimony, information or trade secrets."
Robinson's attorney declined to comment to Radar, stating: "We cannot provide comment on ongoing litigation."
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