A Manhattan judge tossed out a yoga instructor’s lawsuit claiming that she was discriminated against when she was fired because her boss said she was “too cute” and might make his wife, a former Playboy Playmate, jealous.
Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler ruled that Dilek Edwards’s suit did not contain a single allegation that she was terminated “because of her status as a woman.”
“To state a claim for employment discrimination a plaintiff must allege that she is a member of a protected class,” Hagler pointed out, which cuteness is not.
The “defendants’ behavior, no matter how abhorrent, fails to constitute gender discrimination.”
Edwards was hired by Charles Nicolai, the owner of Wall St. Chiropractic and Wellness in April 2012 to work as a yoga instructor and massage therapist.
Nicolai’s wife, Stephanie Adams, is the co-owner, and though Miss November 1992 is a knockout herself, she may have been bitten by the green-eyed monster.
Edwards claimed that she received a text message from Adams in October 2013 ordering her to stay away from the office and “stay away the f— away from my husband and family!!!!!! And remember I warned you.” – NY Daily News
I really have no idea what she has to be jealous about when she looks like this: