Celebrity Owned New York Restaurant Sued for Sexual Harassment

Last week, a lawsuit was filed in New York State Supreme Court alleging sexual harassment against Southern Hospitality, a New York City restaurant, and its owners, one of whom is Justin Timberlake. The lawsuit was brought by Alison McDaniel, a former restaurant manager, who accuses two of Timberlake’s owners of discriminatory conduct.


Among other things, the complaint alleges that McDaniel was bullied, harassed and ultimately fired because of her gender. In addition, McDaniel alleges that Timberlake’s partners watched pornography while in a locked room with her.
McDaniel claims that she was fired in retaliation for complaining of the sexual harassment.