According to a lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County court, kitchen workers at the Morton’s of Chicago steakhouse in Boca Raton stuck raw vegetables in their underwear before serving them to unsuspecting diners, the website www.GossipExtra.comreported.
In his harassment action against the restaurant chain, sous-chef Reggie Williams claims he witnessed a colleague at the Shops at Boca Center “place stalks of asparagus inside his underwear, next to his anal/genital area in order to simulate his penis,” then “serve that asparagus to Morton’s unsuspecting paying customers.”
“This was unquestionably unhygienic and reprehensible behavior,” said Coral Gables lawyer Jorge Silva, who represents Broward resident Williams and his wife Crystal Williams, another plaintiff. “Reggie and other kitchen staffers called attention to the food handling practices and harassment but management did nothing.”Williams has been on leave from the restaurant since February when, he alleges, a co-worker followed him into a storage area and allegedly exposed himself.
Williams is seeking an undetermined amount of money from Morton’s, according to the lawsuit filed Oct. 3. He wants punitive damages for assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and civil rights violations.
In addition to Morton’s, the lawsuit names district manager Todd Shepard, general manager Larry Thomas, and staffers Edmund Bleus and Robinson Bur-Marie. Managers are named because, Williams claims, they turned a blind eye to the alleged shenanigans.
Bleus allegedly tried “to kiss other male co-workers, grab them, including their private parts, and hug them. “Edmund would come behind male workers aggressively, lick their ears, grab their buttocks and simulate dry-humping/anal intercourse,” the lawsuit reads.
Morton’s policy is to not to comment on active litigation.
WOW…THE CLASSIER THE EXTERIOR THE NASTIER THE INTERIOR! 😦