Bloomberg sued in Rose sexual harassment suit
Bloomberg has been named as a defendant in the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the makeup artist of talk show host Charlie Rose, reports Irin Carmon of The Cut.
Carmon reports, “Riggi’s suit is the first to name Bloomberg LP, where Rose’s PBS show was filmed, and which aired the show on its cable channel, as a defendant. Riggi argues that Bloomberg illegally misclassified her employment status and that she was actually their employee rather than an independent contractor. She also says Bloomberg received ‘numerous complaints’ about Rose, including when Riggi complained about the arm-twisting, and that in some cases, supervisors themselves were harassed. In November 2017, the company told my co-reporter and me for a Washington Post story that they had no records of any complaint, and a Bloomberg spokesman told the Cut today that the company stands by that statement. ‘We understand that the plaintiff was a contractor of Charlie Rose Inc., and given that they operated independently of us, any of her compensation would have been handled solely by Charlie Rose Inc.'”
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