VC Firm Settles Sickening Sexual Harassment Suit From Female Admins

Nitasha Tiku · 09/24/14 04:50PM

CMEA Capital, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm, has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit filed in March, 2013 by three female executive administrative assistants. The complaint, which is embedded below, alleges "pervasive and severe" sexually and racially charged statements and actions made by former chief operating partner John Haag, including using "Shaniqua" as a derogatory nickname and telling one of the defendants that the other defendant was "fine" and that he would "suck her daddy's dick."

Nitasha Tiku · 04/28/14 02:54PM

GitHub posted a more transparent look into their investigation over harassment claims. Results show that ex-CEO Tom Preston-Werner "acted inappropriately, including confrontational conduct, disregard of workplace complaints" as well as "insensitivity to the impact" of his wife's continued presence in the office, and "failure to enforce an agreement" to keep her out.