Former top Gucci salesman Adolfo Mendez has filed a lawsuit against the brand's flagship store in New York City for $5 million on charges of discrimination because he was straight.
Mendez, who is married, said his gay manager, Michael Daly, got too personal. He allegedly approached Mendez from behind and gave him an unwelcome massage.
Mendez communicated his discomfort with the situation to Daly saying, "Look, I really don't appreciate this. You touched me. I don't think it's professional."
Another manager, David Gray allegedly told Mendez, "I know you're gay."
Mendez's lawyer Rick Ostrove told New York Daily News, "Not only are the managers engaging in inappropriate sexual banter on a public floor, the HR department retaliated against the employee who brought it to their attention."