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Woman Says Boss Wanted a ‘Sex Slave’

SACRAMENTO (CN) - A woman's boss wanted her to be his "sex slave" and walk around the office topless, and fired her when she complained, the woman claims in court.

Jeanine Hart sued Fire Code Safety Equipment Inc., the Estate of Neville Throckmorton, and estate administrator Sarah Stanley, on Dec. 11 in Superior Court.

Throckmorton died in May, according to the complaint.

Hart claims she worked for Fire Code Safety from an unspecified date in 2009 until early February 2012, when she was replaced after going on medical leave.

After she went to jail for an undisclosed offense and was put on house arrest in August 2013, Throckmorton offered her a job at Fire Code and said he would pay her house arrest fees, Hart says in the 28-page complaint.

When she returned to work about a month later, Hart says, Throckmorton "erroneously told plaintiff that he finally had her where he wanted her - broke and dependent upon him for money and my freedom. Neville Throckmorton erroneously told plaintiff that he wanted her to be his sex slave. Plaintiff laughed at him the first couple of times he told her he wanted her to be his sex slave and plaintiff changed the subject to avoid it," according to the complaint.

On Sept. 26, 2013, Hart says, Throckmorton told her to go to his office and watch what happened next.

Hart says in the complaint that a co-worker named Wendy, "walked into the office and took her shirt off, exposing her breasts. Neville Throckmorton's pants and underwear were removed and Wendy began to give him oral sex in front of plaintiff. Neville Throckmorton expressed his glee at having plaintiff watch her co-worker give him oral sex. While plaintiff was doing so the phone rang and Neville Throckmorton told plaintiff to pick it, she did so. Neville Throckmorton told plaintiff 'that's what a good slave does.' Plaintiff was disgusted and felt harassed as she believed he was showing her what he wanted her to do to him."

After talking with the person on the phone, Hart says, she told Throckmorton she was leaving the room. She claims to have "video and audio evidence" of the incident.

A few days later, Hart says, Throckmorton told her that if she gave him oral sex he would pay her $100 a day and all her bills. He said he would "mold her into the best sex slave he ever had," according to the complaint.

On Oct. 21, 2013, Throckmorton told her he would pay her an extra $100 a day and pay all her bills if she walked around the office without a shirt and "gave him sex whenever he wanted it," the lawsuit states.

It adds: "Neville Throckmorton told plaintiff that she should be more appreciative of him getting her out of jail and that he wanted her to be topless from now on as he wanted to look at her tits all day long. Neville Throckmorton then stated, 'Tits, Tits, Tits, that's all I want all day long.' Plaintiff declined and Neville Throckmorton started treating plaintiff in a hostile manner."

Hart claims that Throckmorton "screamed obscenities" at her and reduced her hours after she refused to be his sex slave, and asked her to quit so he could hire someone willing to do what he wanted.

"At that time, he was bringing in stanky [sic] women who appeared to be willing to perform the same actions that Wendy was performing for him," the complaint states.

Hart says she was constructively terminated on Dec. 2, 2013, because she refused to have sex with Throckmorton and could no longer stand the hostile work environment.

Fire Code's attorney Matthew Hidayat, with the Law Offices of Durham & Ng, said his client declined to comment.

Hart seeks lost earnings and benefits, costs and punitive damages for sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, retaliation, emotional distress, and wrongful discharge.

She is represented by Kevin W. Harris and Ryan P. Friedman, both of Sacramento.

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