The fashion industry isn't exactly the HR-friendliest of places, but it's not often you see employees take action and file a lawsuit. Patrice Lataillade, formerly CFO and COO of Marc Jacobs Int'l, until he was let go in September, has done just that, formally alleging "sexual discrimination"...

Robert Duffy Patrice Lataillade sued Marc Jacobs International in March, alleging that he was fired after complaining late last year about inappropriate things that went on in the office, such as company president Robert Duffy encouraging employees to pole dance. LVMH then responded last...

According to MJI, Lataillade was fired for "cause per his employment contract." "The allegations contained in the complaint are false. Patrice Lataillade was terminated as chief financial officer and chief operating officer of MJI for serious matters unrelated to the allegations contained...

president Robert Duffy, who is in the midst of a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by a former Marc Jacobs executive — the plaintiff Patrice Lataillade alleges that he was "subjected to a discriminatory environment" which included the display of gay pornography, and that he was "fired in...

Dakota Fanning has reprised her role as Marc Jacobs teenage muse by posing for what appear to be new ads for Jacobs' fragrance Lola. The pictures showed up on a Tumblr called Teen Starlets and were quickly picked up by The Fashion Spot and Fashionista. They have all the hallmarks of Juergen...

Over the years, we've seen the journal feature Marc Jacobs wearing bunny ears, models wearing Marc Jacobs masks, and this year, Marc Jacobs wearing nothing at all. The designer, who will receive this year's Lifetime Achievement Award, stripped down to his birthday suit for the 2011 edition...

Marc and Cowboy Robert at the 2006 holiday party. The former CFO and COO of Marc Jacobs International, Patrice Lataillade, is suing the company, along with president Robert Duffy and parent firm LVMH, according to the NY Post. Marc Jacobs, the designer, was not named in the suit....

>> A former Marc Jacobs executive filed a sex discrimination lawsuit earlier this week against Robert Duffy, Marc Jacobs International, and LVMH. Jacobs himself was not named in the suit. The plaintiff, Patrice Lataillade, who was CFO and COO of Marc Jacobs International until his...

LVMH is facing another drama with one of its executives, this time with Marc Jacobs' CEO Patrick Duffy. Duffy and LVMH are both named in a lawsuit by Patrice Lataillade, the company's former chief operation officer. Lataillade is suing over an 'oppressively gay' office. Duffy, who has been...

A lawyer for Marc Jacobs International said in court papers this week that Patrice Lataillade, the company's former chief financial and chief operating officer, was fired not because he blew the whistle on Robert Duffy's sexual harassment, but because he inflated the company's financial...

 

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