Ex-Hedge Fund Employees Holding Topless Pics Of Boss's Wife For Ransom

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The question is why, since it kind of makes them sound insane (or at least seriously lacking in judgment) when in fact their boss is the shady motherfucker but we'll get to that in a sec. At left, Danielle Pecile and Cristina Culicea, former assistants at the Titan Capital Group. They're suing boss their boss, Russell Abrams, who asked Danielle to print out some photos he took of his wife, Sandra, on their honeymoon. Sandra is posing on yacht in the pics, with her rack on full display, which apparently made Danielle uncomfortable, as did the smirk Abrams gave his underling as she handed pics over, and when he asked "You liked them, didn't you?"
Oh no she di'int.


The girls decided to leave the firm soon after the incident, feeling that they'd been sexually harassed on account of having to look at the boss's wife naked (Culicea was not part of TitYacht-gate, but was asked to print other classy shots from the trip, of the newlyweds taking a bath). After they resigned, Russel's brother Marc, who is a Vice-President at the Titan, left a few psycho emails and voicemails for Danielle who, oh, btw, he used to date, calling her "a dirty pig thief," a "rotten bitch," and a "whore." That detail is not part of the suit, but was just something Danielle wanted to get out there.
Now ladies are asking for $2.5 million, saying they were sexually harassed and deeply disturbed by the topless shots, which for some reason they're holding on to. Not for their personal files, but insurance, to make sure they get their money. Their lawyer, Douglas Wigdor, perhaps not familiar with a little thing called extortion, is totally backing them up, telling the Post that the pics will not be returned until the case is settled with a check for a couple mill and a half, opening the door for a countersuit by Sandra Abrams, who claims the girls' demand "is nothing short of blackmail," which, yeah, it kind of is! Sandra wants the pics back, and $1 million for emotional distress.

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