Broker Sued For Taking Assistant For A Spin On The Trading Floor, Manhandling Her Breasts With His Foot

It’s no secret that there’s something about trading that just makes you want to dance your ass off. You’re sitting there, buying, selling, harassing a Bloomberg help desk associate when all of a sudden, you get that urge, that stirring, down in your plums. You try to suppress it but you can’t. It’s an itch you need to scratch. A little foot tapping and finger snapping isn’t enough. The only thing that will satisfy this craving is you, jumping up on your desk and shaking it.

At some of the tri-state area’s more cutting-edge firms, this biological need has not only been acknowledged but accepted and incorporated into the trading day. In fact, at one of the industry’s most successful hedge funds, the trading floor is equipped with disco balls that descend from the ceiling when they sense a certain level of hip gyrations, while the rest of the lights dim and house music starts blasting, like bham bham bhamb and boom boom boom. It’s also not unusual to see a bunch of traders shimmying down the floor like gay chorus line circa 3PM and while I shouldn’t tell you this, has long thought to be the secret to this firm’s success.

Having said all that, if dancing is not an institutionalized thing at your place of business, it can catch some employees off guard and not in a good way. Animal Marcus Bolton knows what we’re talking about.

A British chief executive and his company are being sued for $20million (£12.8m) after a tango dance on the trading floor allegedly led to the sexual assault of a 27-year-old assistant. Marcus Bolton, 45, the head of Tullett Prebon Americas Corp, the leading New York brokers, is accused of manhandling Jessica Franqui, leaving her ‘violated’ and ‘humiliated’. The clerk claims she was grabbed by an ‘intoxicated’ Mr Bolton without her permission, who began spinning her around and dipped her so his face was close to his.

According to a writ filed by lawyers acting for Miss Franqui, as she tried to struggle free, Mr Bolton let go of her hands and she fell to the floor, he then restrained her and allegedly stood forcefully on her right breast. Miss Franqui, the only woman on the trading floor at the time of the incident, claims it was with ‘force enough to cause significant pain and shortness of breath’. She then alleges she got to her feet and said:’I can’t believe you were standing on my chest.’ The writ then claims: ‘In a dismissive tone, Bolton, replied words to the effect of, “Oh, come on now, it’s alright, they [her breasts] are big and you probably didn’t even feel it [his foot]”.’ It is claimed the ‘intentional, wrongful and offensive bodily contact’ with Miss Franqui, an administrative clerk in the foreign exchange team, amounted to ‘sexual battery’ and his conduct was ‘so vile and shocking that it warrants an award of punitive damages’. He is also accused of being ‘sexually motivated, hostile, humiliating towards women in general‘. It also claims on previous occasions Mr Bolton ‘exhibited propensities to become intoxicated while at work; harass, sexually assault and/or assault others; and/or engage in inappropriate behavior at the workplace’.

Oh, and apparently the dancing and dipping was all captured on tape.

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127 Responses to “Broker Sued For Taking Assistant For A Spin On The Trading Floor, Manhandling Her Breasts With His Foot”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Bess – spelling error/typo in title

  2. Anonymous says:

    Standing on your admin’s rack is the new killing it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    .. and then he asked me to grab some butter from the fridge

  4. Anonymous says:

    How is she offended by this? Isn’t that what they do on Staten Island?

  5. Anonymous says:

    He coulda busted open a silicone implant with a stunt like that.

  6. Anonymous says:

    A certain youtube video has recently been taken down, hordes of Emma Lasry fans are crushed…

  7. Anonymous says:

    Dude looks like a lady…

  8. Anonymous says:

    @4 no, we wouldnt risk dirtyin our kicks with dat bitches tanning spray absorbed tits

  9. Anal_yst says:

    vids or it didn’t happen

  10. Anonymous says:

    Posh Spice with hairy armpits

  11. CMBS 4-Life says:

    anal_yst sticks to verbal abuse

  12. guest says:

    The usual at Tullets.

    Hot Hedge Fund Mom

  13. DJ LIBOR says:

    i’ll be the guy at a certain eating establishment dancing to ‘i gotta feeling’ 8 long island ice teas deep. stand on my tits so i know its you

  14. ACLU Quant says:

    “[…]is accused of manhandling Jessica Franqui […]”

    Okay – if you’re a man and you’re doing handling, is there any other way? We’ll be filing a motion to remove this gender-biased language from the defendant’s claims.

    -ACLU Quant

  15. client 9 says:

    Jessica Franqui, in a photo on her MySpace page, is suing a lead broker and his company for £13million

    i call shenanigans. no one still uses myspace.

  16. Anonymous says:

    No one has answered yet the implied question, “would you hit it?” I would guess a few did in the toilets on the ferry.

  17. Anonymous says:

    She’s Fugly

  18. Rick James says:

    Wide-nosing-having motherfucker.

  19. Anonymous says:

    those Bolton’s keep it coming – now if they would start a reality show I’d watch it..

    “Next week in ballin’ with the Bolton’s: Marcus boards Pirate Capital, just when Holly and Isa are getting keelhauled…”

  20. Anal_yst says:

    Also, this is the problem with hiring (kinda) hot girls on the trading floor.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Would…. with the lights on.

    – Guy with enormous weakness for “smart” girls

  22. Anonymous says:

    to describe this slab of pork as (kinda) hot you must be a CFA, a very recent immigrant, gay, or any combination of those

  23. p.s. that pic = male version of posh spice

  24. Anal_yst says:


    Giving her benefit of the doubt until further pics/vids surface.

  25. Guest says:


  26. Anonymous says:

    Anyone ever been in a country where tits dance on you?

  27. DJ LIBOR says:

    bess, shoulda posted the 2nd pic from the article. very raunchy, maybe even nsfw raunchy

    still wouldnt hit it

  28. Anonymous says:

    It takes two to tango.

    -Guy who likes to say things that are both literally and figuratively applicable

  29. midnight rider says:

    “…when all of a sudden, you get that urge, that stirring, down in your plums.”

    Bess, how do you know about the urge in the plums?

  30. PermaGuest says:

    How long before her topless pix/reality-TV-show appearance/s*x video come out?

  31. Anonymous says:

    Lights off. Doc Martins on.

  32. TheColonel says:


    Thats Major Tits to you!

  33. Debra Lee says:

    She’s too sexy for Citibank.

  34. Anonymous says:

    I recant my previous statement. Pulled up the link and saw the bigger picture and her “smartness” can not make up for the ugly mug. Sell, sell, sell!


  35. Anonymous says:

    She was asking for it.

  36. Anonymous says:

    Oh sorry, thought you were dude. Now be a good assistant and put the markers back.
    -P. Jang

  37. nyc617 says:

    you are all a bunch of slobs..

  38. anon says:

    Her head and body do not seem related.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Hit it; lights dim; beret ON; fishnets ON; three condoms ON; penicillin nearby

    ~ Guy with unlucky track record of obtaining VD’s from skanky gals

  40. A Guest Below says:

    “Oh, come on now, it’s alright, they [her breasts] are big and you probably didn’t even feel it [his foot]”

    Thank God for brackets. Otherwise I’d be so confused.

    “He is also accused of being ‘sexually motivated…”

    duh. Kinda obvious from pronoun.

  41. Anonymous says:

    She is a definite candidate for the Staten Island version of “Jersey Shore”

  42. Von Sloneker says:

    @8 they would be tanning spray saturated, not absorbed. Save that, agreed

  43. Anonymous says:

    This kind of stuff happens a DE Shaw all the time. No big deal.

  44. Anonymous says:

    @42 FTW

  45. PermaGuest says:

    @42 They couldn’t produce such a show. People’s heads would explode.

    What do you want to bet this woman has an accent like someone cutting a blackboard in half with a rusty hacksaw?

  46. american bandersnatch says:

    These kind of things happen all the time at Luxor Capital when at the Hyatt in Morristown, NJ.
    – James Graeber.

  47. WTF says:

    Having seen the second picture of her, the Daily Mail’s word choice…

    “who began spinning her around and dipped her so his face was close to his.”

    …makes perfect sense. Woof.

  48. Anonymous says:

    “but the critical three to four seconds when she’s being stepped on are missing.”

    We shall call you Marty Bishop

  49. Anonymous says:

    Hey @15, what’s the name of that restaurant you like with all the goofy shit on the walls and the mozzarella sticks?

  50. Anonymous says:

    I bet he’s a Cornell grad

  51. Dancing With The Brokars says:

    I wonder how much she could sue for if he did the Lindy Hop with her with those set of t!ts

  52. J. Gundlach says:

    Streetfighter Goo – Streets of Puerto Rico
    starring Rosy Peres

    What did I win?

  53. Anonymous says:

    is he related to the singer

  54. Bike says:

    From the looks of those funbags, maybe he thought she was a Trampoline. In his defense, if he had intended to harm her would he have not just punched her in the face?

  55. Anal_yst says:

    ~30 seconds of “humiliation” is grounds for receiving $20mil? On what f*cking planet does that make sense? If this’d happened to a dude (not the one who went apesh*t in spin class), it’d be NBD, just like @ DE Shaw.

  56. Anonymous says:

    My plums are aching, anyone know of a good tugger in the West/Vesey St. vicinity?

  57. Anonymous says:

    @57 = Tullet Prebon broker?

  58. Anonymous says:

    I bet the dipshit broker sends someone to Bess saying he can’t get another job because of Bess’ report of the story.

    ~Not A Dipshit Broker Like That Guy

  59. Davinci says:

    holy s**t not the boobies.

  60. Anal_yst says:

    @57 – I can take care of that for you.


  61. Marcus' wife says:

    If someone walked up to any of YOU, picked YOU up, dropped YOU on your a** and then publicly molested you ….you would sue too.

  62. american bandersnatch says:

    @16 – Depends what she looks like. If it were Meredith I might enjoy it.
    – VP

  63. J. Marchica says:


  64. Halle Tosis says:

    Was that wrong?? Should I not have done that?

  65. Halle Tosis says:

    I have stood on circumstance before but this is just plain ridiculous!

  66. whatever says:

    All a misunderstanding. I told her right before I stuck my foot between her taters that toe cheese has plenty of amino acids,is healthy for the skin, and is far less sticky.


  67. Dead_Cat says:

    Next time Marcus, leave that girl alone. You can stand on my tits for a mere $5m.

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    In Soviet Russia, handles man you

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