Remember Cristina Culicea and Danille Pecile? Probably not but to recap: last July, the former Titan Capital Group assistants sued their boss, Russell Abrams who asked Danielle to print out some photos he took of his wife, Sandra, on their honeymoon. In the pictures, Sandra is posing on yacht, 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?” She, in fact, did not.
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.
So the ladies asked for $2.5 million, saying they were sexually harassed and deeply disturbed by the topless shots, which for some reason they decided to hold on to. Not for their personal files, but insurance, to make sure they got their money. Some might call this blackmail, extortion, what have you, but their lawyer, Douglas Wigdor, not into such labels, totally backed them up on it, telling the Post that the pics would not be returned until the case was settled with a check for a couple mill and a half, opening the door for a countersuit by Sandra Abrams, who claimed the girls’ demand was "nothing short of blackmail,” which, yeah, it kind of was! Sandra demanded the pics back, and $1 million for emotional distress.
In the year-long interim, we figured this whole thing had been settled but surprise! It hasn't. Instead, the girls filed a counter suit to the counter suit yesterday, again claiming sexual harassment, though not commenting on the photos (which may or may not still be held for ransom) and requesting unspecified monetary damages.