There's all sorts of drama surrounding Joe Budden getting rid of his Joe Budden Podcast sidekicks Rory and Mal.
Now, DJ Olivia Dope, whose show used to be on Joe Budden's network, has explained that she quit left the JBN because Joe sexually harassed her.
“I’m doing this video to finally explain why I left the See The Thing Is podcast as well as The Joe Budden Network. I sat with this for three years, anxiously debating with myself if I feel comfortable enough to express my reasoning for my departure.
It’s been a lot on my spirit. I’ve had a lot of sleepless nights in the past couple of months. I have constant reminders of what has transpired so bear with me as I try to get this out.
I am here today, still uncomfortable, but I find the bravery to speak out on a very embarrassing situation. Not only to start my healing process but to help give encouragement to others who have similar stories of sexual harassment in the workplace.
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. Those moments not only live on the internet forever, it also forced me into the decision of quitting the podcast.
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.
Within these past three months, after I left, I’ve been feeling stuck, mentally, emotionally…I’ve even had to have a conversation with my daughter on why it’s important for you to speak up when someone crosses a boundary with you because there is now footage of her mother on the internet with somebody crossing a boundary with her mother. And that’s on there forever and I want to lead by example and let her know that that is not how somebody should speak to you. And if somebody does cross that line, you have to speak up.
Dope goes on to detail all the harassment, which includes Joe telling her he wants to have sex with her.
Budden has a history of questionable behavior toward women.