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Mark Birnbaum Sued For Sexual Harassment by Waitresses

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A lawsuit was filed against Abe and Arthur's, Tenjune and SL co-owner Mark Birnbaum in court yesterday, alleging that Birnbaum made "unwelcome sexual advances, requested sexual favors, and engaged in inappropriate and illegal verbal and physical conduct of a sexual nature with plaintiffs". According to the plaintiffs, Birnbaum allegedly used lines like, "do you think about me when you masturbate? I think about you." Not surprisingly, Birnbaum (via his attorney), categorically denies all of the charges, and somewhat surprisingly, the four plaintiffs who brought the lawsuit are all still employees at Birnbaum owned venues. The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount of damages.
· Manhattan Club Owner Mark Birnbaum Accused of Sexually Harassing, Molesting Female Employees [NYDN]
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