And the sexist monster is…..a leftie!

It was there that word surfaced that a candidate for a job at the company had complained that FitzGibbon had propositioned her during an informal interview. The complaint was immediately forwarded to human resources and prompted a discussion among women at the company about their founder’s alleged past behaviour.

“I think a lot of people before that had felt they were alone and isolated,” one female employee said. “We have a young staff and a lot of the incidents [are alleged to have] happened one-on-one with Trevor. He was in a position of trust.”

Further complaints were lodged against the president of the company and, on Monday, the workforce was informed that he was taking a six-week leave of absence, pending an investigation into complaints of a sexual nature, and undergoing counselling, according to several people who heard the call.

Stepanian and other staffers said Monday’s call prompted more women to come forward. “When it happened there was an avalanche of complaints,” said Stepanian, who added he knew of as many as 10 women who had made allegations and had spoken at length to four. Two of those described alleged treatment that amounted to sexual assaults, he added.

Another employee, a 24-year-old media relations strategist who asked not to be named, said FitzGibbon made inappropriate comments about her body and and hugged her “in a way that made me feel uncomfortable”. She said female colleagues had shown her inappropriate text messages of a sexual nature sent to them by the company’s president.

My word.

But then back them going on the demos was the way to get laid. These days you’d be better off tracking down someone equally confused by Ayn Rand to be honest.

15 thoughts on “And the sexist monster is…..a leftie!”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    Male feminists usually turn out to be predators.

    Anyone who embraces people who hate his gender have issues.

  2. look at the SWP’s handling of rape allegations, Arthur Koestler’s rape of Jill Tweedy and so on – the tribalism of the left really kicks in and protects those at the top, no matter how badly they behave (provided they are ideologically pure, that is)

  3. >The complaint was immediately forwarded to human resources and prompted a discussion among women at the company about their founder’s alleged past behaviour.

    One wonders in what sort of professional setup a confidential matter became gossip fodder.

  4. @ Matt Wardman
    Making a quick guess from the number of “victims” (at least 10) and the total workforce (29, including men), there is a better-than-evens chance that the HR officer who received the complaint was one of the many “victims”.

  5. Not to dismiss this case, but the ‘made me feel uncomfortable’ is a difficult one. I had issues at work once when someone who had their project vetoed asked to deal with someone else in the future as I made her feel uncomfortable. Turns out this was a standard method she had of dealing with men who said no to her plans, my manager wouldn’t take it to HR as he didn’t want to deal with it and also advised that mud would stick regardless, the next person he assigned to deal with her was female.
    It’s a nasty way of smearing someone without any proof or real accusation.

  6. @ BniC
    I think a woman feeling uncomfortable when someone who is her boss’s boss grabs hold of her is not quite the same as your example. I can empathise with your past situation – I once had a problem with a temporary subordinate who felt that, as she was older than I, she should have been the temporary section leader [it got so bad on occasions that the self-appointed office feminist was defending me] and on one occasion she reported me to my boss for saying nothing and walking away when she launched a tirade after I spotted a listed a large number of mistakes she made in her work so that we shouldn’t send a client sopmething was wrong: that was, allegedly an offence. But hugging a subordinate (unless she is *actually* your daughter, or in very special circumstances) is off-limits.

  7. But hugging a subordinate (unless she is *actually* your daughter, or in very special circumstances) is off-limits.

    Damned right, unless it’s a leaving party for either of you.

  8. If not a leaving party it shortly will be for one of you…..though the hugging thing does depend on where you are, in some places it would be offensive not to hug people, ive had non-British colleagues who find the british reserve and approach to physical contact to be quite amusing.
    Also I imagine typically a woman get more leeway in hugging people than a man does.

  9. @ Tim N
    Some leaving parties are special circumstances, but I’ve never had one and the last leaving party I attended Jackie & I would have felt more comfortable if she had hugged #1 son than me.
    @ BniC
    Quite a lot of foreign people accept my English reserve

  10. So Much For Subtlety

    Bloke not in Cymru – “in some places it would be offensive not to hug people, ive had non-British colleagues who find the british reserve and approach to physical contact to be quite amusing.”

    Ahhh, British reserve. I remember that. In the meantime I had to say I laughed at this. I probably shouldn’t.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3366263/Indian-worker-groped-Princess-Fiona-Shrek-themed-amusement-park-claimed-thought-British-people-introduced-themselves.html

    In the future these people will make the majority on juries for rape trials. Immigration – the gift that keeps on giving.

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