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BY JENNIFER MILLMAN
THE B-WORD: ISIAH THOMAS IS
NOT ALONE IN SEX HARASSMENT
This article was originally published on DiversityInc.com on Oct. 3, 2007
Basement stripteases, physical and verbal
abuse, breast-shaped birthday cakes, pornographic
gift boxes containing dildos, hand lotion and lewd
poetry—sounds more like the antics of some college
fraternities than corporate America.
Yet in the aftermath of Madison Square Garden
(MSG)’s $11.6-million price tag for Knicks Coach
Isiah Thomas’ sexual harassment of former Knicks
marketing executive Anucha Browne Sanders, many
are wondering when some businessmen are going to
grow up and why companies allow these sexist
cultures to flourish.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST INFAMOUS
1In 2004, Morgan Stanley paid $54 million to
as many as 340 current and former female
employees and recently settled a second sex
discrimination lawsuit to the tune of $46 million.
The first lawsuit included allegations that women