Remember Benjamin Wey? CEO of New York Global Group, who was accused by employee Hanna Bouveng of:
• Pressuring Bouveng to dress provocatively on the job
• Waging “a relentless campaign to have sex with her”
• Ultimately having sex with her for approximately 120 seconds (“He has sex with her and it’s over in two minutes. She was horrified and debased”)
• Firing her in 2014 after she complained and saying the termination was because her “love of nightclubs were becoming an issue”
• Writing on a website he owns called The Blot Magazine “that she’s a prostitute, that she hangs out with cocaine dealers…[that] she’s a terrible person”
• Emailing Bouveng's father to say he'd found another man in her bed (that man being her boyfriend)
Wey's lawyer conceded that his client made some "mistakes" in his treatment of Bouveng, and now he's going to pay for $18 million of them.
Plaintiff Hanna Bouveng, 25, scored the massive payday after filing suit against her married former boss, Benjamin Wey, the 43-year-old CEO of New York Global Group. The big award came from punitive damages, with the federal jury handing Bouveng a total of $16 million for defamation that included Wey smearing her on his Webzine after their break-up and e-mailing her father a vicious note when he found another man in her bed. Bouveng also landed $500,000 in compensatory damages for sexual harassment that ranged from Wey openly panting over her at the office to pressuring her to sleep with him...Jurors awarded Bouveng another $1.5 million to compensate her for Wey’s defamation.