Skip to comments.Ex-Worker Files Suit Over Hilton Ballroom Orgy (MN)
Posted on 12/04/2008 5:52:32 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
A former manager at the Minneapolis Hilton Hotel is suing the corporation after she says that she walked in on an orgy that allegedly took place in a public area of the hotel.
The woman is suing for sexual harassment and discrimination.
The former Hilton employee also claims she was retaliated against and fired after she reported the incident to Human Resources.
Deborah Smith, 43, apparently worked as a night manager in the Skywater Restaurant and Lounge in the Minneapolis Hilton from April 2006 to December 2007.
At some point during that time, a lawsuit filed in Hennepin County District court alleges Smith opened the door to a Hilton banquet room and discovered an orgy involving Hilton upper management.
Court papers say Smith "saw executives inebriated and engaging in sexual acts. In fact, she observed Hilton executives on top of a table engaging in sexual activity."
The lawsuit said she showed disapproval for what she called an orgy and complained to Hilton human resources of a campaign of retaliation ensued against her.
She said she was later set up for "retaliatory termination and fired."
University of Minnesota law school professor Lisa Stratton said if the allegations are true, Smith did what employers encourage by reporting it.
"What we don't know is exactly what this employee said to human resources and from the complaint we can't tell very much detail at all what kind of mistreatment she was subjected to," said Stratton.
Now it's up to the court to decide what happened here.
Two other former employees also filed suits in connection with this case.
Deborah Smith and her attorney declined WCCO-TV's request for an interview.
A Hilton spokesperson said they'd like to respond to the allegations, but they don't comment on pending litigation.
Insert Nifong quote here.
Talk about getting the shaft.
... wondering how long someone makes the obligatory joke about pictures.
Wonder who had the conference room after them and did they eat.
or the square root of 69.
A real attention getter.. No?
Pics or it didn’t happen. ;)
No case, unless she had a reason to stay long enough to be harrased, she could have said “oops” and turned around.
That said, If she did not have a legitamate reason for sticking around, she should have left. If she did, have a legitimate reason, she deserves compensation.
At this point she could make stuff up, but I have to side with lady victom from what I know.
If the idiots in charge of the hotel did not resolve the situation, they deserve to have a lawsuit.
C’mon, it was a bunch of Hiltons....in suits and ties.....
I guess they can get rid of the porn channels now. Their hotels are not for families.
hmmmmmmm, could have been my company because ultimately we all got screwed.
No photo, but I’m guessing: Guilty!
((I walked into a Hollywood studio execs office to get a signature .....while he was receiving a Lewinsky. Without batting an eye....I handed him the paperwork to sign...he signed it.....then I smiled at him as I looked down at the 'scene' and said....WOW!!!!....maybe you need a professional...I have a number available.... The next day...the guy left an envelope with meal and theatre tickets and a note that said.....Can I get that number? LMAO! ))
We all have stories...
Most of mine require 24 beers.
When in Minneapolis...
You just KNOW reservations probably went up 100000000% when this went to press.
“suing for.......... discrimination” because they didnt invite her to join?
Damn, 30 years with the airlines, in college during the sexual revolution, and I missed ALL the good parties!
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