Woman Sues Boss for Saying She Looks Like Susan Boyle

She contends her boss insulted her by comparing her to the ample British singer

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An advertising executive is suing her boss for what she says were insults that she resembled ample reality TV star Susan Boyle.

Laura Ziv, an ad director for perfume company Firmenich, has filed a $6-million lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court against the company and her boss, Herve Pierini, alleging taunts over her looks and weight, the New York Post reports. Ziv claims stress from the harassment led to a brain hemorrhage.

Referring to the singing star made famous by the show “Britain’s Got Talent,” the suit contends that “Pierini taunted Ziv at a party given by an executive of the [company’s] biggest client at her home by repeatedly referring to Ziv as ‘Susan Boyle,’ a Scottish singer who is often taunted in the media as being old, fat and ugly.”

Neither Pierini nor the company commented on the suit.

[New York Post]

28 comments
KrondarGemstone
KrondarGemstone

This story is useless without a pic of the lady...

well, at least the comments section is!

JessePinkman
JessePinkman

If she's that ugly what's she doing in advertising?

LadyMarsali
LadyMarsali

Personally, Susan Boyle is ugly as a mud fence.  But that's hardly worth suing over.

Presumably, Ziv has some sort of proof that this caused her brain hemmorhage?  Otherwise, toss this out as a nuisance case.

mataashitaken
mataashitaken

@kohe46 @Kelangdbn @NY  うーむ。このての話は面倒だな。もし、スーザン・ボイルが「訴訟で精神的苦痛を受けた」として、この女性を訴えたら、むちゃんこ面倒なことになりそうだなぁ。それにしても、600万ドルっスか。へッ、あほくさ。

cjh2nd
cjh2nd

this lady is trying to game the system. screw her

SarahConfran
SarahConfran

somehow i doubt this is the whole story and is rather one part of systematic insults. 

kez_aiyer
kez_aiyer

@wosie_101 hahahahah yoh guess we gotta watch what we say about peoples' wives haha

TeachESL
TeachESL

All she should have said was "If only I could sing like her." This woman is very thin-skinned.

bobbyblok
bobbyblok

@jpekker dat je zoiets idioots verzint! alleen in Amerika... ben alleen heel bang dat ze nog een kans maakt ook met de juiste advocaat.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@Ori_Ire @sleekgem What you two in love? Or just send out a muslim code to each other.