Former MLB Star Kenny Lofton Sued Over Penis Pictures

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Former MLB star Kenny Lofton is facing a lawsuit filed Monday by a former employee.

The suit was filed by Brandyn Toney, who claims to be a former employee of two of Lofton’s companies, Centerblock Asset Management LLC and Proxime Corporation, according to documents uncovered by TMZ Sports. Toney was reportedly hired by the former Cleveland outfielder’s businesses in 2021 and promised a salary of $85,000, but was never paid for his work.

Toney also claims that a female employee, hired to monitor Lofton’s Instagram account, told him that he’s been sending photographs of his penis to a number of different women through the direct message function on the app, TMZ noted. Shortly after that conversation, Toney approached the company’s in-house attorney to shed light on Lofton’s behavior, according to TMZ.

Toney claims he was fired within two hours of speaking to the attorney, and is now suing Lofton, his companies, and others associated with the situation, TMZ reported. His main claim is that he was fired as a form of retaliation for reporting Lofton’s actions on Instagram and for complaining about violations related to his wages and hours, the outlet continued.

The suit alleges that the employee “was subjected to unwelcome exposure by the company’s top executive as a routine part of her job,” according to Fox. (RELATED: REPORT: NFL Legend Frank Gore Dragged A Naked Woman Through A New Jersey Hotel By Her Hair)

“Lofton and his executive team thought they could fire our client for objecting to obvious sexual misconduct and even thought they could get away with not paying him for his work,” Toney’s attorney, Ronald L. Zambrano, said, according to TMZ. “That speaks to the arrogance and dysfunction at play every day at Centerblock and Proxime.”

Lofton was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 17th round of the 1988 MLB June Amateur draft, according to Baseball Reference. He played in the MLB between 1991 to 2007 for the Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers, according to Fox.