Magic Johnson has been sued by a former employee who claims the
NBA legend is SUPER SERIOUS when it comes to snacks ... because he forced her to
"regularly squeeze his red vines to make sure they were soft."
behind the lawsuit is 45-year-old Lanita Thomas -- who claims
she served as Magic's personal flight attendant on his private jet from 2004
until last month ... when Magic fired her ass.
In her suit, filed in
L.A. County Superior Court, Thomas claims Magic was full of crap when he told
her she was let go because she showed up to work 15 minutes late one day.
Thomas claims the real reason Magic wanted her gone is because he wanted
a "substantially younger woman" to service him in the air.
In her suit,
Thomas admits she WAS 15 minutes late to work one day ... but says it was only
because Magic insists on two specific types of turkey meat on his sandwiches ...
and she was held up at the deli counter.
She also says Magic was "very
particular that all snacks were fresh" ... especially when it came to
*Editor's note -- stale Red Vines are delicious*
addition to wrongful termination, Lanita also claims Magic failed to pay her
overtime and provide her with legally required breaks during her work shifts.
She's asking for unspecified damages.
Calls to Magic have not been