Bring on the dramz!
Federico Pignatelli, head of Pier 59 Studios in New York City, is being sued by his former assistant for sexual harassment.
Maryam Sayigh is seeking $2 million from her ex-boss after he sunbathed naked in front of her, propositioned her for sex and made her pick up women for him.
Sayigh, who is 35 years old, claims Pignatelli started creeping on her during a business trip to Europe in June 2008. The suit says Federico promised to make her the face of the company if she slept with him. The assistant eventually gave in because she thought it "was the only way she could stay at the company."
Pignatelli also threatened to fire Maryam if she didn't get him women because that was part of her job.
After returning from the trip, the assistant never received the promotion she was promised and then fired by February.
But the Studio 59 boss says his former employee is lying and extorting him.
Federico claims he hired the girl as a favor for his friend Fabio Granato, who Sayigh stayed with on the trip in Europe. He added "I don't have sex with my employees…she's so unattractive, I wouldn't even dream about it."
Way to add insult to injury there, pal.
[Image via the New York Post.]
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