What is going on at Marc Jacobs?
The other week one of the interns at the company had a very public meltdown on Twitter, and today the New York Post reports a new lawsuit against Jacobs partner Robert Duffy (the same Duffy mentioned in the Tweets) has some questionable employment tactics.
The papers, filled in a Manhattan court by ex-Chief Operating Officer Patrice Lataillade reveal some, er, interesting goings on at the company.
“Examples of Duffy’s conduct which created a hostile work environment include his displaying [of] gay pornography in the office and requiring employees to look at it; his production and dissemination of a book which included photos of MJI staff in sexual positions or nude; [and] his requirement that an MJI store employee perform a pole dance for him.”
All of which raises the obvious question: why hasn’t there been Twitpics before now?Lataillade says he was fired for standing up for “underlings.” The company says it’s all lies and he was fired for “for serious matters unrelated to the allegations contained in the complaint.”
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