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Boeing Ignored Penis Guy, Woman Says

SEATTLE (CN) - For two years Boeing supervisors refused to take action against an employee who repeatedly harassed a co-worker with pictures of his penis, but fired her for complaining of it, she says in King County Court.

Denis Fabulae says maintenance worker Joe Perdue showed her pictures of his penis on his camera phone, gave her a book of photos of his penis and gave her a videotape of him shaving his penis.

Perdue eventually was fired for showing a new employee pictures of his wife's breasts, according to the complaint.

Fabulae says she endured years of harassment from Perdue and from her supervisor Steve Pennington, who asked her to explain the sexual slang terms "teabag" and "hummer" to another employee.

Perdue says that she was fired in retaliation for reporting Pennington's behavior.

She wants punitive damages for assault and battery, emotional distress, wrongful termination and gender discrimination. Supervisors Len Barquit and Bill Ostheimer are also named as defendants, as are Boeing, Pennington and Perdue.

Fabulae is represented by Thaddeus Martin.

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