Wall St wolf’s ha­rass­ment costs $ 23m

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

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.

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