Gay Lawyer Sues Law Firm

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts.


In a $15 million Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit, lawyer Aaron Charney, 28, claims he was ridiculed and tormented when his bosses at Sullivan & Cromwell, one of the city’s most impressive law firms, learned he was gay. The firm denies these allegations. The New York Post reports that in 2005, two years after starting at the firm, Charney had a memorable (not in a good way) encounter with a partner (the kind at work). Allegedly, Eric Krautheimer threw a document on the floor and told Charney to “bend over and pick it up—I’m sure you like that.” That’s original. Apparently, Charney lodged a sexual harassment complaint with the co-managing partner and no action was taken. Even in New York …

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