“Sexually Explicit Stories About Strippers” Among Allegations in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Exusia, Inc.

In a recently-filed sexual harassment lawsuit, captioned Green v. Exusia, Inc. and Trevor Silver (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Index # 151989/2017, filed March 1, 2017), plaintiff (a lawyer) asserts claims of gender discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws against defendants Exusia, Inc. (a New York based information management consulting firm) and its CEO, Trevor Silver.

From the complaint:

[Plaintiff] quickly learned that her experience at the Company would not be what it was hyped up to be, and instead would be marred by Defendant Silver’s sexual desires and offensive conduct, including, but not limited to, Defendant Silver’s unwanted touching of her body, efforts to get her alone in his hotel room while traveling, repeated requests for her to go to strip clubs, comments about her own and other women’s breasts, asses and other intimate body parts and frequent stories about his sexual relations with strippers and other young, “hot women” who he was apparently engaging in sexual relations with despite being married to Amy Silver, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and co-founder, and having two young children.

Interestingly, one of the complaint’s allegations is that on one occasion, after Silver noticed that plaintiff “was uncomfortable and annoyed with him persisting to ask her to go to [a] strip club,” he warned plaintiff that she “can’t sue [him] for sexual harassment.” She can, and she did.

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