Joanne Del Prete-Rosten sexual harassment lawsuit. Did a fashion apparel owner female boss try to get a younger male employee to sexually put out?
Entering the tabloid sweepstakes is the ‘interesting’ visage of Manhattan fashion designer, Joanne Del Prete-Rosten who according to one former and younger male employee’s sexual harassment lawsuit has a thing for leather, fast cars and of course hot young men.
The pair according to a report via the nypost allegedly first met three years ago at a Pocono Raceway, Nascar meet, where Joanne Del Prete-Rosten, 52 took an instant liking to the hot rod riding 39 year old Texan, Daniel Coyle.
It wasn’t long after according to the Texan plaintiff that the pair soon became an item, engaging in physical intimacy, before the ‘smitten cougar’ decided to hire Coyle as chief operating officer of her outlet, Canto NYC.
Again, hot cars, hot leather and hot younger men who know how to close a deal.
Agreeing to a reduced $1200 a week salary in exchange for a 10% ownership in the cougar’s fashion business, which mixes race car inspired leather tops and pants at $400 a pop, the lovers, were now employer/employee/semi partners.
That’s when according to Coyle, things then took an ‘interesting’ turn when the the newly anointed CEO arrived at work in June 2013 only to find that his cougar employer, Joanne Del Prete-Rosten, was married.
Married to an executive at the new company that Coyle had just signed on to start.
Yes kids, I can see a few hazards up ahead as well. Shall we drive along, buckle up, no speeding. Unless one is obliged.
It wasn’t soon after that Coyle allegedly put the brakes on the couple’s ‘romance’. But according to a lawsuit lodged against Joanne Del Prete-Rosten, the cougar was soon back on the hunt.
Told the woman allegedly, ‘I could love someone like you.’
In Coyle’s Manhattan federal filed lawsuit, the younger man told of his older female employer making passes at him — along with other male employees — while bragging ‘on multiple occasions . . . she engaged in sexual intercourse with a person who penetrated her with a gun.’
Did someone say buckle up tightly?
Reports the nypost: During a Las Vegas business trip, Del Prete-Rosten burst into a hotel room Coyle was sharing with two co-workers, “noticeably intoxicated and wearing only her underwear . . . jumped into the bed . . . [and] grabbed Mr. Coyle’s genitals,” he claims.
On another night during the trip, he was dancing with a woman at a nightclub and Del Prete-Rosten “aggressively pushed him out of the way and kissed this woman” as a way “to demonstrate her power over Mr. Coyle within the Canto hierarchy,” he charges in court papers.
Other allegations include Coyle’s cougar boss telling him to take her assistant out and ‘f–k her brains out,’ and let him know that ‘she pleasured herself with another person, and she thought about Mr. Coyle while pleasuring herself,’ according to the legal claim.
Yes kids, I’m dripping here in the backseat too. Aren’t you?
Retorted Joanne Del Prete-Rosten: ‘the allegations are nothing but a bunch of lies,’ adding she never had a romantic relationship with Coyle.
According to the cougar’s attorney, Coyle’s claims were already dismissed by the state Division of Human Rights, who called Coyle a ‘certified extortionist.’
Told attorney Jonathan Sack: ‘He’s got nothing better to do than file spurious lawsuits.’
Or does he?
According to the plaintiff’s suit, Coyle alleges having ‘suffered this vulgar conduct‘ because he feared losing his job, but when he finally complained, Del Prete-Rosten got rid of him, by falsely claiming the company was going out of business.
Do you suppose?
Of note, according to the nypost, Canto recently released a spring and summer fashion collection, along with the cougar having purchased ‘a very expensive Lamborghini’ that she used to market the business nationally, according to the suit. Naturally.
And then there was this page description via Joanne Del Prete-Rosten’s linkdn profile that caught my eye….
I am an individual who is loyal , honest , driven , dedicated and practices humility and will always be as real as real can get! Treat ALL with respect and never measure anyones success or value based on their JOB title or the size of their paycheck that in my world makes no sense !!! My objectives are to create,develop and sustain CANTO NYC to be a new , fresh and innovative brand that sets a life style for the modern contemporary woman especially if she likes speed!!!
Images via social media.