New York, Mar 10 (ANI): American Apparel founder, who was sued by an employee for forcing her to have sex with him, has accused the girl of making extortion-like threats to cheat the company.
Irene Morales, 20, who is suing Dov Charney, 42, for 260 million dollars for eight months of coerced sex, had claimed in a Brooklyn lawsuit that he once held her captive in his pad in 2008 and made her sexually gratify him, the New York Daily News reported.
Charney has turned the tables on her and asked a Brooklyn judge to fine her for trying to fleece the apparel giant, saying that her complaint "is an improper attempt to garner media attention and exert pressure".
His lawyer, Stuart Slotnick, said Morales "made a number of extortion-like threats to expose the company to a threatened avalanche of litigation and negative publicity".
A judge signed an order that puts the suit on hold until March 25, when a hearing will determine whether the case will be decided in court or through arbitration.
Charney's lawyers submitted two documents purportedly signed by Morales agreeing not to sue the company. They asked the court to sanction her for illegal conduct.
Slotnick called the allegations in the suit, which recount lewd phone messages and oral sex between the store manager and her boss, "baseless". (ANI)
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