ISIAH THOMAS LOSES SEXUAL HARRASSMENT CASE: Former NY Knicks executive awarded $11.6 million!
(October 2, 2007) pics, story, courtesy of eurweb.com
Another fine mess for Isiah Thomas. This time a jury has found that the coach of the New York Knicks, sexually harassed a former team executive and that Madison Square Garden, the owner of the team, improperly fired her for complaining about the unwanted advances.
The jury also ruled that the former executive, Anucha Browne Sanders, is entitled to $11.6 million in punitive damages from the Garden and James L. Dolan, the chairman of Cablevision, the parent company of the Garden and the Knicks.
Of that figure, $6 million was awarded because of the hostile work environment Mr. Thomas was found to have created, and $5.6 million because Ms. Browne Sanders was fired for complaining about it. Mr. Dolan’s share is $3 million; the Garden is liable for the rest.
The judge will decide later on compensatory damages, covering actual economic harm suffered by Ms. Browne Sanders, like back pay and benefits, reports the NY Times.
A mighty blow has been struck in the courtroom against sexual harrassment!! NO WOMAN (or man) should have to work in a hostile environment. *note to people in authority* you better look up employment law. Sexual harrassment pays off for the victim!!! People are very sympathetic towards sexual harrassment cases and being high profile, simply means you're going to pay out the WAZOOO!
Based on Anucha's pic (above) you'd have to be a stone cold fool plus 3 kinds of crazy, to believe she would put up with such foolishness. Shoot she turned my blood into ice, ok?? You can tell this woman does not play! Silly, silly guys! tsk, tsk.
Of course an appeal is on the horizon...i'm almost sure of it.
You betta recognize people in authority-employees are documenting and recording your actions, & words. You be better keep it right, and keep it tight. Consider yourself warned.
Other wise the saying, "it costs to be the boss" will be taken to 12 different levels.