Justin Timberlake has secretly settled the scandalous sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former employee at his New York City restaurant after she alleged she was forced by her male bosses to watch pornographic films, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting
Alison McDaniel — the former General Manager at Timberlake’s Southern Hospitality restaurant — filed the lawsuit against the “Sexy Back” singer and his business associates in 2009 claiming she was “bullied, degraded, harassed, and ultimately discharged” because of her gender.
After just three months at the restaurant, McDaniel claims she was made General Manager at a salary of $75,000 but was immediately met with sexism, particularly from co-owner Eytan Sugarman, who “vociferously made his disdain for female managers known,” the lawsuit stated.
McDaniels claims employees engaged in inappropriate things while on the premise of the venue and one time Sugarman and another co-owner, Ronnie Kaplan, “viewed pornography while in a locked room with McDaniel, and made fun of her when she began crying about what she was being subjected to.”
Kaplan allegedly “verbally assaulted McDaniel with a tirade of at least five minutes duration during which he physically bumped McDaniel and screamed and spit in her face,” the lawsuit claimed of another incident.
Although Timberlake, 33, is named in the lawsuit as an “owner, shareholder or member of SHX and/or an executive responsible for the operation and supervision of Southern Hospitality,” his rep released a statement after the lawsuit was filed saying:
“While Justin and Trace Ayala continue their friendship with Eytan Sugarman who owns Southern Hospitality, they are not investors, owners, or partners, nor do they have any knowledge of or involvement in the operations of the restaurant.”
However, Timberlake was never dismissed from the lawsuit over the years and he even filed documents asking for a protection order in 2013, to make sure certain things were confidential in regards to filings he made in the legal battle.
According to the Supreme Court in New York, the case was slated to head to trial shortly — but was settled on June 4 before the trial could begin.
The case was dismissed by McDaniel per a confidential settlement sealed in the court.
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Today’s lucky seven are a bit of a throwback, wayyyyy back.
Mickey Mouse Club
Justin as a child spent his day in front of a camera, singing and dancing…. not unlike his adult days.
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well Justin has re-released his music video for not a bad thing, this time actually featuring himself! as well as fans’ submissions of their own love stories.
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Justin Timberlake has beaten Brad Pitt to the top of a new list to find the star most women fantasize about.
The pop superstar landed 21 percent of the RomanceBeat.com/StarMagazine.com survey – just two percent more than movie hunk Pitt, who was three percent ahead of Oscar winner Jared Leto.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Ryan Reynolds round out the top five, while Ryan Gosling and Hugh Jackman also made the list.
Meanwhile, former “Mickey Mouse Club” stars Timberlake and Gosling have tied for first place in a related poll to find the celebrity women would most like to have a one-night stand with, and Timberlake is the guy most girls would most like to take home to meet mom.
Gosling, however, tops the list of celebrity men women would most like to marry.
It looks as though Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience World Tour has gotten a mini makeover. Timberlake has partnered with English-born, Italian-based designer Neil Barrett on outfits for both himself and his dancers for the summer and fall legs of the tour.
The new wardrobe blends crisp tailoring with relaxed street wear, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans who have been following Timberlake’s style choices. This won’t be the first time the singer has worked with Barrett: He wore pieces by the designer in music videos for “Take Back the Night” and Madonna’s “4 Minutes” as well as during his Legends of the Summer tour with Jay Z.
With more than 50 dates still left on Timberlake’s tour, you can check out the outfits for yourselves! And although the new wardrobe is a departure from the singer’s custom Tom Ford suits and ties, which he donned throughout the tour’s first six months, they’ve affirmed one thing: Timberlake will look good no matter what he wears.
Justin Timberlake found himself engulfed in a storm of controversy when he posted a picture on Instagram. The 33-year-old singer shared a snap of himself praying at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem with a caption that stirred up an online furor.
With his back facing the camera, Timberlake faces the wall with his hands raised and it’s captioned: “The Holy Land…What an experience. I will never forget this day.” The picture garnered over 254,000 likes but his use of the hashtag ‘#Israel’ upset many of his fans.
“Correction,” one angry fan responded. “You are in Palestine not Israel #disappointed.” Another fan countered that there was never an Israel but there was always a Palestine.
The ‘Sexy Back’ crooner was in the Holy Land as part of his ‘20/20 Experience’ tour where he performed in Tel Aviv.
The Wailing Wall has long been a stop for visiting celebrities and dignitaries with Pope Francis visiting the site the day before Timberlake.