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Archie Comics Bigshot -- Accused of 'Penis' Taunting

7/8/2011 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The female co-CEO of Archie Comics is accused of going on a phallic outburst in the office recently ... allegedly pointing at employees and shouting "PENIS, PENIS, PENIS, PENIS."  Oh, Archie!

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Archie Comics Publications has filed legal papers against co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit -- claiming she has a history of bullying and sexually harassing employees ... and she must be stopped!

According to the lawsuit, filed yesterday in NY, several employees have lodged complaints about Nancy's "offensive" behavior ... including one time in 2009, when she barged into a meeting and "pointed to each [attendee] and said, 'PENIS, PENIS, PENIS, PENIS' and then walked out."

Nancy allegedly pulled the same "penis" stunt again in 2010 -- but this time she also screamed out, "My balls hurt."

Archie Comics claims it hired an outside firm to investigate the allegations -- and the company recommended Archie cut ties with Nancy ASAP.

Now, Archie wants a judge to grant an injunction -- barring Nancy from returning to the office ... and preventing her from representing the company at the upcoming Comic-Con in San Diego.

Attempts to reach Nancy were unsuccessful.



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46.

Hey Now    

This is just mcnews. People say lots of random, idiotic things during the course of a day. You need to context to know if it was harassment.

1022 days ago
47.

en Todo Momento!!    

oh woman. you are just gonna have to get over yourself. males are totally oblivious to their sexual power positions in society. they have zero clue what you are talking about when you mention any kind of 'sexual' discrimination. and they get VERY! offended, mind you, when you do allege that they are making very good use of it.

1022 days ago
48.

Lisa    

She has Tourette Syndrome, that's all. No biggie.

1022 days ago
49.

en Todo Momento!!    

.....and if charlie sheen had pulled a stunt like this (or tom lykis, for that matter....) he'da just generated a couple million more fans, thus, revenue, cash income, profits, gains, wins, whathaveyou... please, no one tell me that males don't asess a 'sexual' situation to the benefit of a male, and in the same (similar) instance, totally diminish a female for a by far less harmless action. people are just very narrow minded and plain stupid (dumb). it's a fact intelligent people simply are forced to live with.

1022 days ago
50.

a mere mortal    

The woman clearly has Tourette's,
and just needs a little visit to the Dr to get it under control..

1022 days ago
51.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

I'm sorry ladies, but this is just another example of women on the rag gone wild. Most don't have the even keeled balance needed to effectively manage others and it's just a fact of nature that part of each month many women can and do lose their minds due to hormonal changes and some far far worse than others.

But it's a fact all fertile women are affected by it.

And this to me sounds like that, and then couple that with perhaps illicit drug abuse and rampant drinking we see in the females of today, (taking their social cues from decadent Hollywood and TV) and you have already monthly imbalanced people running around behind the PC affirmative action shield getting away with things men would never get away with.

And I'm tired of the anti White male 'just shut up and turn the PC cheek' attitude of today.

I speak out and I don't give a damnnnn because I only answer to me and GOD, not to anyone in any workplace or Hollywood and no one writes my paychecks, so I'm free to speak my mind. And I do since so many today will not.

Roger and Out.

1022 days ago
52.

amber    

People are such wusses. OH no she called me a penis!
Come'on big deal. Sticks and stones....

1022 days ago
53.

Kayla    

Maybe she has Tourette's?

1022 days ago
54.

en Todo Momento!!    

apparently, a random cross section of the population is fully incapable of fairly judging a female, not to mention a VERY ESTABLISHED!! probably millionaire, high paid WOMAN!! in such a pathetic scenario. the majority seems to automatically attribute a serious mental illness to a silly stupid thing said. that is really moronic (ie. don't trust your peers if you are an intelligent person...). it's just a real stupid thing to do, no harm done. an angry woman walks into an office of HER!!! company and points at HER EMPLOYEES!! shouting 'penis'. duh. ok, next? but her behavior is seemingly the source of lots of anger and envy. funny, or? in a strange kind of 'wtf??!' way.

1022 days ago
55.

t    

does she have PENIS ENVY? maybe shes going around yelling PENIS all the time cause she just wants one....just sayin...

1022 days ago
56.

Joshua    

So its not sexual harrasment if shes talking to men but if the rolls were reversed it would be. If I walked up to a group of women and said vagina vagina vagina. Think first people

1022 days ago
57.

Tasos    

Litigious days, these are! On the other hand, there would have been no reason to poll the public if the accused was male. He would have been fired for inappropriate conduct and that would have been the end of it; corporate liability neutralized.

1022 days ago
58.

jwoolman    

Uncle Fred on p. 1: "That's called MENOPAUSE"

Uh, no, Uncle Fred, it ain't.

As some other posters have said - these are episodes indicating some real disorder. Not normal obnoxious boss behavior. I'd say the same i*****uy did the same kind of thing, it's just not in the normal obnoxious behavior pattern. They do have to prevent her from representing the company in any way, since she's unpredictable and has no control over it.

She may have some neurological disorder, but also may have a brain tumor or suffered a stroke. Lots of possibilities, but she definitely needs medical attention.

1022 days ago
59.

middleagedcrazy    

What fun !!!

@ Joshua -- or should a prelitigant say 'gay' or '*****.' or 'you nasty person'?

Cute and funny article.

Tee hee

1022 days ago
60.

FreeWill    

According with the poll this is not sexual harassment! So I guess that i*****uy does something like this, everything will be ok

1022 days ago
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