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Server Files Sexual Harassment Complaint Against Pigalle Restaurant

Kitchen staff allegedly called the waitress "slutty" names after a manager said her jeans were "too much."

French restaurant Pigalle in Times Square has been accused of sexual harassment.
French restaurant Pigalle in Times Square has been accused of sexual harassment.
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Times Square French restaurant Pigalle is being accused of sexual harassment by a waitress, who says that management implied her jeans were "too much." The server also claims that kitchen staff slut-shamed her with nasty names afterward, the Post reports. Vanessa Lopez, 24, says she'd been working at the restaurant since 2013 and wore jeans to work the World Cup, when staff members were told that they could dress down. But Lopez claims that manager Lucille Thomas called her jeans "too much" and said that she didn't like the way the pants looked. Thomas later nixed the casual clothes policy in light of "inappropriate" clothes, looking at Lopez as she canceled it, according to the Post. "Thomas had publicly implied that Ms. Lopez was dressing in a slutty fashion," the complaint says. The harassment apparently didn't stop there, Lopez claims. Kitchen staff started calling her names and grabbing her. "I was definitely singled out," Lopez says. She filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Neither the manager nor the restaurant responded to the Post.

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