American Apparel CEO’s lawyer says nude photos show ex-worker wasn’t sex prisoner

March 26th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Mar 26 (ANI): A lawyer for American Apparel’s CEO has said that photos emailed by the female ex-worker, who accused his client of sexual abuse, show that her claim of being held as a sex prisoner is not true.

Irene Morales, 20, accused Dov Charney, 42, of holding her as a sex prisoner and forcing her to perform sexual acts while she worked for him, according to a suit filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court earlier this month.

But Charney’s lawyer, Stuart Slotnick, said that nude photos and salacious e-mails Morales sent to the head of the hipster company prove her lawsuit is bogus.

Slotnick said the scantily clad shots of Morales and e-mails “show she was stalking Charney and acted inappropriately by offering him sex acts in exchange for material possessions and money”.

In the graphic e-mails, the then teen promised the notoriously randy CEO to “be your little slave” and repeatedly asked him for gifts. In one, she coos, “Daddy’s got a little naughty girl waiting for him”.

The sender is identified as Irene Julia, using Morales’ middle name. The photos show a woman who looks like Morales posing provocatively.

Morales’ lawyer, Eric Baum, said in a statement that his firm couldn’t determine whether the e-mails and photos were legit or “more of American Apparel’s propaganda”.

“It is not unusual for victims of sexual harassment or assault to grow so demoralized that they feel the only value they offer is as a sexual object,” the New York Daily News quoted Baum as saying.

“That in no way means they deserved to be harassed and assaulted,” he added.

During a hearing, Brooklyn Supreme Justice Bernadette Bayne didn’t consider the nude photos and salacious e-mails Morales purportedly sent, and she also refused to toss out the suit.

But she indicated that she will most likely move the case to arbitration because Morales had signed two agreements not to sue her former employer. (ANI)

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