Wall St wolf’s harassment costs $ 23m
A WOLF of Wall Street has been told to pay $ US18 million ($ A23 million) for sexually harassing and then trashing his Swedish underling online.
A Manhattan jury sided with Hanna Bouveng, 25, in the case against her married former boss and lover, Benjamin Wey, the 43- year- old chief executive of New York Global Group.
The jury handed Ms Bouveng a total of $ US16 million for defamation that included Mr Wey smearing her on his webzine after their breakup, labelling her a “street walker”, and emailing her father a vicious note when he found another man in her bed.
Ms Bouveng also received $ US2 million in compensatory damages for sexual harassment that ranged from Mr Wey openly panting over her at the office to pressuring her to sleep with him.
When she finally fell into bed with him, he lasted two minutes, she said.
Ms Bouveng’s suit had sought a total of more than $ US1 billion.