Federal judge: Sisters entitled to damages in case over restaurant sexual abuse
06/18/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
New York – A federal judge has ruled that three sisters who filed a lawsuit against Ayhan’s Fish Kebab Restaurant in Port Washington and one of its managers, Dario Gomez over alleged sexual abuse are entitled to monetary damages. As reported by Newsday, U.S. District Judge William F. Kuntz stated in a recent ruling in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn that a trial was not needed because of the evidence supporting the plaintiff’s allegations.
The lawsuit was filed by sisters Ashley, Gabrielle and Lauren D’Annunzio claiming they endured sexual abuse while employed at the restaurant from 2005 to 2008. The judge noted testimony about several incidents of the women being touched inappropriately by male employees, who were also stated to have made lewd comments to them on the job.
Kuntz is quoted as stating of the case, “While this pervasive abuse was occurring, Ayhan’s Fish Kebab Restaurant took no meaningful corrective action.”
An attorney for the restaurant stated that there were disputed facts in the case; however, he had yet to decide whether there would be an appeal.
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