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Hedge Fund Investor Relations Girl Sues Over Being Taken To Strip Clubs, Dumb Blonde Jokes

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And more! Oh yes, Jordan Wimmer has a whole host of grievances to air in the direction of her former boss, Nomos Capital founder Mark Lowe, and she's doing so in a lawsuit seeking £4 million. First off, Wimmer does not care much more Lowe's Asian fetish, his lack of creativity when it came to nicknames, or his lax attitude about background checks in hiring personnel (which is sort of seems like a baseless claim, as I think you'll see Lowe did plenty of "background" checking before coming to an informed decision about the hiree in question):

Miss Wimmer claimed Mr Lowe, a married father of two with a reputed £100million fortune, had a penchant for Asian women...Oxford-educated Mr Lowe, she said, once allegedly employed an Oriental member of staff 'because he had taken a fancy to her in the airport queue'. Miss Wimmer, who worked for Mr Lowe for five years, said she was part of a three-woman team at Mr Lowe's firm Nomos Capital that he called 'Mark's Angels'. She said he took his inspiration from the film Charlie's Angels - she was blonde, while her colleagues were brunette and of Chinese origin.

Would she have been more or less incensed by being dubbed the 'Wet Bandits'? Unclear. Moving on, Wims says she also wasn't too keen on the boss's pick-up lines:

She claimed Mr Lowe...told her he did not find her attractive. However, she said he would still 'invade her space' and tried to kiss her at a hotel in Milan.

Or the blonde jokes:

She said that Mr Lowe made derogatory 'dumb blonde' comments and would email 'a series of offensive jokes' to the whole team at Nomos. 'They portrayed women, particularly blonde women, as objects and having no intelligence.'

Or the prosties:

Miss Wimmer said her boss used the services of 'high class prostitutes' who he brought to business meetings. Describing one meeting in Hong Kong, she said: 'Ling wore hot-pants that barely covered her buttocks, stilettos and no stockings.'

Though that may have had less to do with them being prostitutes than the insinuation that there was any overlap between an investor relations girl and a working girl:

Miss Wimmer said she felt demeaned by Mr Lowe creating the impression that Ling 'was part of the Nomos outfit' and did the same job as her.

And of course the matter of having to be present while this guy (at left) got a lap dance:

Miss Wimmer claimed that in 2005 she was made to watch Mr Lowe have a lap dance in a Paris burlesque club with 'Charity Wanju', an Oriental prostitute. They went to the Crazy Horse Cabaret which was 'full of suited men' and 'women in nothing but G-strings', Miss Wimmer said. She added: 'To say that [colleague] Carol Teng and I looked out of place would be an understatement. 'Ms Wanju engaged Mark in a private lap dance. This involved straddling Mark facing towards me and Carol. She began thrusting her hips in a fast motion.' Mr Lowe then went on to have another lap dance with a waitress who rubbed her breasts in his face it was claimed. 'It was wrong on so many levels that I cannot even begin to articulate it. Mark knew Carol and I would hate it and that we were not in a position to say anything for fear of losing our jobs,' Miss Wimmer said. 'We felt completely soiled.'


Hotel Off The Hook For Hedge Fund Investor Relations Girl's Dance Of Near Death

Remember Christine Mancision? To recap, she's the hedge fund investor relations lady who, back in October 2009, sued both the Hyatt Morristown and James Graeber, for an incident that took place on the evening of November 22, 2008, that incident being Graeber approaching her on the dance floor of his sister's wedding, grabbing her arm, taking her for a spin, and then "flinging" her off to the side, causing Mancision to make a hard crash landing on her wrist, which was "bent the complete opposite way" when she stood up. Her injuries were so extensive that they required surgery, a metal plate and three screws (as well as "eight months of grueling rehabilitation") and while she blames Graeber first and foremost, she also believes the Hyatt played a part in overserving the guy when he was, she says, "visibly intoxicated," and therefore added "fuel to the fire" in Graeber's dancing feet. Unfortunately for Mancision, Judge Robert Sweet has ruled that while she can go after Graeber for what happened that night, she cannot collect damages from the hotel, because there is not enough evidence to prove that the Hyatt served her dancing partner alcohol "when he was in a visibly intoxicated state" or that he was drunk at all at any point during the ceremony or reception, a conclusion he came to in part based on: The fact that only one person claims Graeber missed walking his mom down the aisle because he was out getting bombed and lost track of time. At her deposition, Mancision described how Henige told her that he had heard from Beley that Graeber was late to the wedding ceremony because he had been drinking and missed being able to walk his mother down the aisle. Graeber disputes any allegation that he was late or that one of his duties at the wedding was to walk his mother down the aisle...Mary Beley née Graeber, the bride, and Beley, the groom, have stated that Graeber was not late to the wedding. The fact that Graeber was not overheard asking Mancision, "May I dave this hance?" nor was he seen knocking over three bridesmaids in an attempt to catch the bouquet or shouting "NEXT!" 10 seconds into each speech. Mary Beley née Graeber, the bride, and Beley, the groom, have stated not time during the proceedings was his speech slurred or was the smell of alcohol detected on his breath and he was neither rowdy nor noisy nor were his eyes red. The fact that Graeber was not sent to bed early by the hotel staff, unlike some people. Emir Kobak, the Director of Banquets at the Hyatt, testified that Hyatt bartenders are trained to alert the Banquet Captain if a guest is having too many drinks, and that all bartenders attend alcohol awareness training every six months. Banquet Captain's Report reflects that Hyatt's policy as to excessive drinking was enforced at the wedding reception, that a female guest was cut off from the bar (and given water and coffee and was escorted to her room) and that the servers were directed not to serve shots notwithstanding some guests were requesting them. Some other details from that fateful night the judge threw in for our benefit: The suggestion there may have been some foot fetishists among the guests. Following dinner, Mancision and Henige, along with a few of his co-workers, proceeded to the dance floor where they danced in a group for about 15-20 minutes. Mancision was wearing shoes which had a 3-3.25 inch heel, although at least one witness descried the shoes as tall 4.5 inch stiletto shoes which were so "stunning" that they were a topic of conversation among guests. This: Graeber testified that, after he had been on the dance floor for about two songs, he and Holn were approached by a group of five to six women, including Mancision, who indicated by gestures and non-verbal conduct that they wanted to dance with Graeber and Holn. Mancision v. Hyatt Hotel Corporation et al - Document 57 [Justia] Earlier: Hedge Fund Investor Relations Girl’s Dance Of Near Death Cautionary Tale For Us All