Woman wins sex ha­rass­ment suit

Los Angeles Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

A jury has awarded $ 2 mil­lion to a young Swedish woman who sued her for­mer Wall Street boss for sex­ual ha­rass­ment.

The de­ci­sion came at a Man­hat­tan civil trial in which Hanna Bouveng ac­cused Ben­jamin Wey of us­ing his power as owner of New York Global Group to co­erce her into sex­ual en­coun­ters be­fore fir­ing her af­ter dis­cov­er­ing she had a boyfriend.

She tes­ti­fied that he also launched a smear cam­paign online, de­pict­ing her falsely as a pros­ti­tute, ex­tor­tion­ist or drug user.

Wey said he never had sex with her.

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