Ousted Marc Jacobs Exec Settles Lawsuit Against Former Boss
Remember that finance guy who was suing the pants off Marc Jacobs and company for creating a sexually charged workplace? It seems that he and the company have agreed to let uncomfortable bygones be bygones, because the case seems to have been settled out of court.
The Associated Press reports that Patrice Lataillade, formerly the CFO and COO of Marc Jacobs international, has filed court papers saying the matter has been resolved — and so has the legal team at Marc Jacobs. The filing brings to an end a months long legal battle waged last March when Lataillade claimed he’d been forced to leave the company because he complained that its president Robert Duffy forced him and other employees to watch porn in the office and made a member of the retail team do a pole dance.
In response, the company told the court — and every member of the press who would listen — that Lataillade had actually been dismissed because of some shady accounting practices (which they didn’t to report to the authorities and forgot about until it was a convenient legal bargaining tool). There was a lot of back and forth, as there tends to be with lawsuits of this nature, but now that’s all over. Per the AP:
A spokeswoman for the company and parent LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton says only the lawsuit was “resolved to the satisfaction of both parties.”
Just in time for the holidays!
[AP via The Huffington Post]