Suit: Police chief harassed Asian worker with ‘me love you long time’

For four years, a Georgia police chief sexually harassed an Asian receptionist and quoted lines from the film “Full Metal Jacket,” including the notable “me love you long time” line, a lawsuit filed Thursday alleges. 

Phong Choum, 39, said she was fired in December after denying the sexual advances of Greensboro Police Chief Ossie Mapp, The Macon Telegraph reported. Choum had been working at the police department since March 2011. Greensboro is roughly 76 miles from Atlanta. 

According to the paper, Mapp, 59, would make sexual comments about Choum’s appearance and a few times during the week would rub his hands on Choum’s body and tell her “to change into a tighter outfit.” 

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On at least five occasions, Choum said Mapp would show her a scene from 1987 film “Full Metal Jacket” where two soldiers talk to an Asian prostitute and quote lines from the movie. He also asked her to “get an outfit like the Asian prostitute,” the lawsuit alleges. 

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Choum, who is described as an “Asian female” in the lawsuit, said she declined the advances and threatened to file a lawsuit against Mapp on one occasion, the Telegraph reported. 

The alleged harassment would occur during lunch breaks when no other employees were in the office, it said.

He is also accused of racial discrimination in the lawsuit, which also claims he told Choum women were “lesser employees” and “sexual objects.” 

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