A few months ago Rina Bovrisse, a former manager at Prada Japan, filed a lawsuit against the fashion house for unfair dismissal after she claimed she was fired for being over weight and unattractive.
Unfortunately for her, Prada is countersuing the ex-employee for defamation.
The company believes Rina has damaged their image after making her claims and want her to fork over 33 million yen or $390,000!
Bovrisse hasn't made a statement about the countersuit, but we're sure she will.
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After having her labor complaint dismissed by the Tokyo District Court, former Prada manager Rina Bovrisse is gearing up for another lawsuit against her former employer.
Rina, who said she was fired for being ugly, is suing Prada Japan for harassing and discriminating not just against her, but other staff members as well.
Contrary to what Prada said previously, Rina claims no settlement was reached when it came to her labor complaint, which allows her to pursue the discrimination lawsuit.
The bitter ex-employee is seeking compensation for emotional damages and lawyer fees but she hasn't put an amount down in writing because she's more concerned with receiving a letter of apology.
We call B.S. on that one! We can bet she wants money out of this.
The weird part of whole thing is that she's created a Facebook fan page in her name to prove she's not ugly or fat. So far she only has 184 fans.
[Image via Facebook.]
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Last week we told you about ex-Prada employee Rina Bovrisse, who claimed she was fired after Prada Japan CEO, Davide Sesia told her she needed to lose weight and was ashamed of her ugliness.
Now the label is responding to her public outcry in a statement:
Following the many press reports published on Ms. Bovrisse's termination of employment by Prada Japan, Prada once again stresses that Ms. Bovrisse's accusations regarding an alleged misconduct of the company towards her have no ground. Prada also wishes to underline that the Japanese competent Court has dismissed all of the employee's accusations and has ruled that the termination of her employment was perfectly legitimate.
But that's not stopping Rina! She plans to collect more witnesses and file a lawsuit.
Good luck with that.
[Image via AP Images.]
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