Corri Fetman Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

April 1st, 2009 - 2:06 am ICT by GD  

Corri Fetman, the Chicago divorce attorney who worked on the principle that it is better to divorce now so you can marry your trophy husband/wife, and who appeared in a nude Playboy spread, has alleged that she was sexually harassed by a former executive at the magazine. She said that Thomas Hagopian of the digital branch of Playboy Enterprises sent her sexually explicit emails and phone calls, touched her and then revoked her column when she refused to play into his advances. Hagopian had left Playboy last year and no reasons were available for his departure.

Fetman filed her lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court and sought more than $4.5 million in damages for a number of charges, including, “gender violence” and emotional stress. She said, “I’m filing the lawsuit because I believe there may be other victims out there. I also do not believe under any circumstances that any woman should be subjected to this type of harassment.”

All other questions were answered by her attorney Timothy Ashe.

Fetman became famous after a racy 2007 billboard she put up with her partner that featured semi-nude men and women and the statement, “Life’s Short. Get a Divorce.” This is not her first brush with sexual misconduct. Fetman had said earlier in a 2003 tribune article that she had started her own firm in 1995 after a supervising attorney tried to sexually harass her.

According to her attorney Fetman had been severely depressed post the harassment and sought medical care to get out of the depression.

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