A disturbing report was published today in the New York Post that talks in detail about the wife of 49’ers DT Lawrence Okoye who worked in a real-life “Wolf of Wall Street’’ office.
The story is about 27-year-old Philippa Okoye, who worked at deVere Group office in Manhattan.
Here’s a portion of the story talking about the outlandish exploits at the office, and how higher-up Benjamin Alderson “made it known that he wanted to model [their] office on the ‘Boiler Room’ and ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ films,’’ Philippa’s suit says.
Here’s part of the story:
“How many cheerleaders has your boyfriend f–ked today?” Philippa Okoye, 27, who is white, said her boss sneered at her at their deVere Group office in Manhattan, according to a new federal lawsuit.
Referring to Okoye’s now-husband, British Olympic athlete and San Francisco 49er defensive tackle Lawrence Okoye, the boss allegedly added, “He’s probably f–ked the whole cheerleading squad by now.’’
Higher-up Benjamin Alderson “made it known that he wanted to model [their] office on the ‘Boiler Room’ and ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ films,’’ Philippa’s suit says.
“In those films, employees of male-dominated investment firms used highly offensive language and engaged in extremely inappropriate conduct, including sexual harassment and drug and alcohol use in the workplace.”
Philippa says she was the only woman in the Midtown office when she was hired as a senior investment adviser in October 2013.
Surrounded by about 21 male co-workers, she was exposed to sexist antics the first day, she said.
“So can you handle the banter or are you going to be a woman about it and be sensitive?’’ Alderson snipped, she said.
Philippa said that another time, a worker near her announced, “I think it’s disgusting when white women go out with black guys.’’
The story ends with Philippa being demoted and fired. She is suing for damages.
The link to the entire story can be read HERE