Posted On: February 17, 2012 by Moseley Collins

Sacramento Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Brought Against Ex-Boyfriend and Company Owner, Part 1 of 3

The following blog entry is written to illustrate an example of a sexual harassment case. Reviewing this kind of lawsuit should help potential plaintiffs and clients better understand how parties in personal injury cases present such issues to the court.

(Please note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this sexual harassment case and its proceedings.)

INJURIES: Darroll asked the jury for $135,850.36 in special damages for lost wages, property damage and therapy costs for her emotional distress. She also sought $3 million for her pain and suffering, as well as $2.5 million in punitive damages.

Facts:
In 2002, plaintiff Kerry Darroll, 25, began a romantic relationship with Ben Hirsch, owner of XYZ Records. Hirsch signed Darroll to be a recording artist, and she appeared on the soundtrack for the film “Whoohoo.” In 2004, Darroll began to pursue a career as a hair stylist, and the following year, she began working at a salon in Folsom. In November 2006, Darroll's relationship with Hirsch ended, and she moved out of his home in Sacramento.

Darroll claimed that between November and December 2006, Hirsch began a campaign of harassment, defamation and vandalism against her. She alleged that in an attempt to bring back their relationship, Hirsch purchased the salon where she had been working for more than a year. She claimed that when she agreed to work for Hirsch but refused to return to the relationship, Hirsch fired her on Dec. 18. The following day, Darroll then went to Hirsch's office when he wasn't there and destroyed a television set and some end tables with a baseball bat.

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Darroll claimed that several incidents followed, in which Hirsch allegedly tampered with her car in late 2006 and hired a private investigator to follow her in 2007. She claimed she received threatening telephone calls in disguised voices, and that someone posted a false claim on a social networking website that she was HIV positive. In April 2007, while Darroll was living with her aunt and uncle, she alleged Hirsch had someone firebomb her car, causing it to become incinerated.

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