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Black, Bisexual Ex-Employee

'I Was Treated Horribly!'

1/4/2013 1:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A black, bisexual woman has sued her former employer -- the company run by high-end fashion designer Tory Burch -- claiming her manager and co-workers put a big fat target on her head because of her race and bisexuality.

Jessica Jones filed the lawsuit, claiming she worked at the billionaire designer's flagship store in Bev Hills from July 2011 to July 2012 -- and during that time, Jones claims she was called everything from a "disgusting" homosexual to a "n***er."

In the docs, Jones says her manager and co-workers treated her like dirt, telling customers and clients not to work with Jones because she was gay. Jones says her manager referred to Jones' girlfriend as "that thing that comes to visit her at work."

On her lunch breaks, Jones says her manager would regularly ask if Jones was getting fried chicken.

Jones claims she was eventually forced to resign because of the treatment she received.

Jones is suing Burch's company -- as well as her manager and others -- for unspecified damages.

Burch was not accused of wrongdoing herself in the the lawsuit and she is not named as a defendant.

Calls to Burch's rep were not immediately returned.

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46.

Eugenia    

I don't believe a word of the lawsuit. She is making it up to score a settlement.

601 days ago
47.

BSname    

Ok, If this is true:
“ her manager and co-workers treated her like dirt, telling customers and clients not to work with Jones because she was gay.”
There should be LOADS of people available to substantiate her story.
I won't hold my breath waiting.

601 days ago
48.

amy    

News flash...everyone may well be bisexual

601 days ago
49.

lynkel    

Its 2013....get over the race and sexuality stuff... dont pull that card. It must hane not been that bad if you.....on your own free will stayed there. If this was going on for some time i personally would of had a hidden tape record and had some evidence. . . Get over it coward....quit trying to cash out so you dont need to work anymore. Lazy beotch.

601 days ago
50.

Gargamel    

I hope she wins big! A lot of these companies that create hostile work environments need to be exposed so we should hold these INBREDS accountable for their actions.

601 days ago
51.

Gargamel    

I curse all of you bigots with misery and death! You will all open your eyes in hell and there shall be no relief from your suffering! Generational curses shall plague you and your generations to come after you and in your wretchedness you shall call upon the name of the Lord.

601 days ago
52.

Oh A 💛💋    

She used her race card !

601 days ago
53.

Mikey    

So they hired you and later found out you were black so they tried to get rid of you by asking if you wanted fried chicken for lunch?


Those bastards!

601 days ago
54.

Mikey    

Everyone knows Gays and Bi's don't work in fashion. Its a completely straight industry.

601 days ago
55.

Thomas Jefferson    

Sounds like bs!

601 days ago
56.

lm    

I believe it... Some people think they're above the law. ;-)

601 days ago
57.

kitnplayn    

I am sorry this happened to you. Be Strong. Be Proud. And, know this.....these little pissants want to knock you down, because that is the only way they can stand taller than you in their own self-pride. I hope you get a million dollars, because that is the only language that stupid people seem to understand. I hope you teach them a million lessons. Your best position....you are loved, they are not.

601 days ago
58.

Jah36    

No such thing as "bisexual." This is simply a very confused woman who has decided to throw nature out the window and "experiment" with perverted and unnatural behavior. I hope she gets the help she needs.

601 days ago
59.

Ali    

Is this young man Steven Tyler's son?

601 days ago
60.

Johnny R    

Its hard to believe someone was bashed for being gay in Beverley Hills and in the fashion industry at that lol....I don't understand why people make jokes about chicken its good stuff especially orange chicken mmmmmmmm

601 days ago
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