Sushi chef’s a sleaze: suit

New York Post - - NEWS - Ju­lia Marsh

The man­ager of an up­scale Ja­panese eatery that counts Martha Ste­wart as a reg­u­lar is su­ing the ex­ec­u­tive chef for al­legedly touch­ing her butt, com­par­ing a vegetable to a vi­bra­tor, and press­ing her for sex.

Mayumi Bar­diovsky started at the Green­wich Vil­lage hot spot EN Ja­panese Brassiere as a run­ner in 2009. She was pro­moted to man­ager in Jan­uary.

The mar­ried Bar­diovsky, 32, says in a new Man­hat­tan Supreme Court suit that head chef Abe Hiroki, 41, tar­geted her be­cause she speaks Ja­panese, un­like most other em­ploy­ees.

Reps for the restau­rant and Hiroki did not re­turn mes­sages seek­ing com­ment.

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