A group of 16 current and former employees of Williamsburg night club Verboten are suing the husband and wife owners of the club. From NY Daily News:
Williamsburg hotspot Verboten is rife with shameless sexual harassment spearheaded by the out-of-control co-owner, Jen Schiffer, 16 current and former workers allege in documents filed in Brooklyn Federal Court. Schiffer, 40, presides over a hedonistic atmosphere at the N. 11th St. megaclub in which she “discusses her sex life — including her favorite sexual positions and sexual encounters with her husband, John Perez, and other women,” papers charge.
There a some awful allegations in the suit including comments by employee Dylan Schwartz:
One worker, Dylan Schwartz — described as Schiffer’s boyfriend in papers — also allegedly unleashed a barrage of vile propositions to colleagues.“Are you having a bad day? You should let me f— you,” Schwartz, 24, allegedly said to a female employee.
However, one of the most damning allegations is that of the club owner’s racism:
But the suit also charges that Schiffer became furious when an employee, Darrin Morda, booked a party attended by black patrons.
“What are all these black people doing here? You cannot book a black-people party!” she allegedly said. Morda told The News that Schiffer yelled at him in front of customers. “(She said) she had promised the police there wouldn’t be black people at this club, and I put the entire club in jeopardy by doing it,” Morda recalled.
Jen Schiffer has said that the charges are “ridiculous.” Read more at NY Daily News.