*Sexual harassment stinks, no matter who its aimed at, as one African American man found out.
For seven months Joseph Earl Jackson alleged that he endured vulgar advances and sexual innuendos from two white female bosses who treated him like a “piece of meat” and when he didn’t reciprocate, he was fired.
Jackson says his supervisors at Open Communications Omnimedia in Chelsea, where he worked in public relations, flirted with him, fondled him and even asked him to take part in a salacious “bang sesh.”
Now he’s taking them to court.
Apparently sparing no words in their brazen approach to the $35,000-a-year account coordinator, Jackson’s Manhattan civil lawsuit claims Sally O’Dowd, the company’s chief strategist, let him know “how she loved young black and Hispanic men” and said that “she loved how sexy his chest and deltoids were in his white button-down shirt.”
To make already bad matters even worse, the lawsuit claims O’Dowd even commented on Jackson’s penis size after a client pitched a new product — a case with a condom inside saying, the condom “probably wouldn’t fit Joseph.”
Jackson was further humiliated by another supervisor, Kathryn Campisano, who offered him to participate in a “bang sesh.” She followed up the query a month later with a message that read, “I’m going to need you to be my next boyfriend Joseph,” the suit says.
When Jackson got fed up and could take no more, he apparently brought his concerns to the company CEO, John Andrew Morris, who allegedly ridiculed him in front of his colleagues.
Morris called Jackson “a hater that needed to be removed,” the suit says, and he was canned on Feb. 21.
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