Riddle me this:
Employee sues her boss for sexual harassment. Case settles for $127,500, and she has to agree to confidentiality and non-disparagement.
About nine years later, boss becomes an internet pariah for allegedly poaching a beautiful and beloved lion in Zimbabwe. Somebody in the media finds out about the sexual harassment settlement (how’d they do that, if it was confidential?). Media rep contacts ex-employee, who says that her lawyer has told her she can’t talk about the settlement, but . . .!
“You know I only keep in contact with a couple of people there [at boss’s office] and neither of them really want to be part of this . . .. They don’t want to be a part of who he’s become.”
“I have actually already been told by my lawyer that I can’t say anything.”
“This is huge isn’t it? It’s amazing how big this has become. Karma is a bitch – that’s all I have to say.”
If the boss ever comes out of hiding, can he sue his ex-employee to get his $127,500 back?
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