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.'