Australian model Marcy Castelgrande hit New York fashion designer Elie Tahari with a multi-million dollar sexual harassment lawsuit on Friday, June 12. Court papers state that Tahari tried to lift Castelgrande’s skirt above her panty line in front of other co-workers.
Page Six reports that the incident happened back in 2011, and that Castelgrande, now 32, was fired by Tahari just two hours after she complained to a HR rep within the company.
Castelgrande worked for Elie Tahari for five years, but claims that the work environment was “sexually charged” in her last three months of employment. She is seeking damages of $6 million USD, though some reports set the amount at $12 million USD.
indicates that the work environment “sexually charged” in her final three months of employment. She is seeking damages of $6 million (though other reports set the amount at $12 million).
“Tahari’s recently divorced CEO, Mr. Tahari, unlawfully and inappropriately touched Ms. Castelgrande in the area of her private parts while she was modeling a skirt before a public crowd of at least ten people,” the Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit states. (more…)