2 journalists from Hong Kong's Phoenix TV file sexual harassment lawsuit in New York
Published on Apr 16, 2014 9:00 AM
NEW YORK (AFP) - Two employees of Hong Kong-based Phoenix television and a job applicant filed a suit on Tuesday against the company in New York after allegations of sexual harassment against its former bureau chief.
Attorneys for the women accused Phoenix of employing Liu Zhengzhu as head of operations in the United States for more than a decade despite being aware of sexual harassment allegations against him.
The lawsuit comes after previous legal claims against Mr Liu, including one filed by a former intern in New York, and a separate action filed by four former employees in Washington.
The latest lawsuit accuses Mr Liu of subjecting the three women to "unwanted touching and obscene comment" at the office.
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