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Former Bad Boy Records President Harve Pierre is the latest public figure to be sued under the New York Adult Survivors Act.
The lawsuit, filed on November 22 by a woman identified as Jane Doe, has accused Pierre of grooming and assaulting his assistant from 2016 through 2017. The plaintiff says these alleged acts of grooming and assault took place “on multiple occasions in New York City and other locations throughout the country.”
“Pierre used his position of authority as plaintiff’s boss to groom, exploit, and sexually assault her,” the lawsuit alleges, according to Rolling Stone.
“Pierre engaged in a year-long pattern of grooming plaintiff, leading to sexual harassment of plaintiff, and sexual assault.”
The plaintiff endured physical, emotional and psychological distress due to the acts alleged in the lawsuit. As a result, she is seeking damages that will “fully and fairly compensate” her. The plaintiff nor the defendant, Pierre, have issued a public statement since the civil lawsuit was filed. However, Bad Boy Records did share a statement with Rolling Stone.
“We have recently become aware of a lawsuit filed in New York by a former employee,” the statement reads.
“The allegations are from many years ago that were never brought to the attention of the company. Neither the plaintiff nor the executive are current employees of the company. We are now investigating the allegations, and our top priority is the safety and well-being of our employees.”