A new lawsuit by a former employee at a powerful New York financial management firm that represents wealth individuals, businesses, and celebs claims top executive regularly made racist and sexist remarks about female employees and clients, including Rihanna.
In his suit against Flynn Family Office, former marketing officer Robert Solomon accused two executives, Alan Kufeld and Rick Flynn, of creating a ‘misogynistic and racist culture” and letting him go when he refused to engage.
The New York Post breaks it down:
Flynn Family Office partner Alan Kufeld regularly made obscene comments and once described his hopes that a new intern had a body like her mom, who he said “is banging the drummer from [heavy metal band] Skid Row,” according to the Manhattan federal court lawsuit.
Kufeld, 47, also talked with FFO founder and CEO Rick Flynn about how sexy various former assistants had been, noting that one assistant “lost points in his eyes because she was too dark,” the suit states.
“It was a locker-room mentality,” said ex-FFO marketing head Robert Solomon, 42, who claims he was fired after a year for objecting to the sexist banter.
In addition to the Bajan pop star, Flynn Family Office represents several high-profile women, including Tory Burch, Katie Holmes, and Kelly Ripa.
The firm has denied Solomon’s troubling claims.
“We at FFO have always championed the rights of women and minorities, particularly in the workplace,” Flynn said. “The complaint filed today is without merit, and we intend to defend vigorously against these baseless claims.”