Lisa Vanderpump's business partner has responded to a lawsuit recently filed against The Vanderpump Dogs Foundation by a former employee who says that higher-ups ignored her complaints of sexual harassment and that she was wrongfully terminated.
"It's a shame that someone who worked for the Foundation for less than 90 days would choose to sue or try to malign an organization whose sole purpose is dedicated to being a voice for the voiceless," John Sessa told TooFab. "Working to resolve unnecessary cases like this just takes away from being able to save more lives."
According to documents obtained by Radar Online, Damiana Guzman is suing the foundation for "unlawful harassment based on sex, gender, and sexual orientation," as well as "wrongful termination in violation of public policy by way of constructive discharge."
"Plaintiff worked for Defendant as a dog groomer for approximately two months until she was forced to resign in or about late July 2019 because of the intolerable working conditions created by her manager, Martin Duarte, and his superiors," Guzman alleges in the court papers.