We have said before that celebrities and sports stars seem to have a sense of entitlement and untouchability, and this might be another such case. "Lost" star Henry Ian Cusick has been accused of sexual harassment by a former ABC employee, Chelsea Stone.
Henry Ian Cusick plays "Desmond" on the hit ABC series.
The complaint, obtained by E! Online, states (Plaintiff is Chelsea Stone, the document refers to Henry Ian Cusick as CUSICK):
On or about Odober 16,2007, Defendant CUSICK began to sexually harass Plaintiff. Such harassment included but not limited to the following conduct: CUSICK plaCed his hand on Plaintiff's buttocks. CUSICK then began to Caress the back of Plaintiffs body while making moaning sounds. CUSICK then placed his face on top of Plaintiff's
breasts, moving his face from side to side. CUSICK then squeezed Plaintiff's breasts with his hands. CUSICK further kissed Plaintiff on the mouth. At all times dUring the sexual harassment Plaintiff communicated to CUSICK that his sexual advances were unacceptable.
Plaintiff complained to her Immediate supervisor and 2nd assistant director, Carla Bowen.
Despite Plaintiff's complaint, no measures were taken by Defendants to limit Plaintiff's interaction with CUSICK. In fact, measures were taken to continue Plaintiff's interaction with CUSICK.
Chelsea Stone is seeking unspecified damages in the suit, which also names ABC Entertainment Inc., and Grass Skirt Productions as defendants in addition to Henry Ian Cusick.
According to Chelsea Stone lawsuit, Stone had been employed by ABC since 1997, and had reported her allegations to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing prior to suing.