'Billboard' Suit Settled; Secrets of the Green Dildo Forever Buried

Settlements, it seems, are busing out all over these days. Not only did Martha Stewart announce on Today this morning that she's close to settling with the SEC, but word also came last night that the sexual-harassment suit against Billboard magazine reached a settlement yesterday morning, as jury selection entered its second day. As you'll recall, two fired Billboard editors charged that the mag discriminated against minorities, encouraged workplace hookups, and created an oversexualized workplace — as most famously exemplified by exec editor Ken Schlager, who allegedly kept on his office shelf a green dildo, which from time to time he brandished to female employees. The fired employees wanted $27 million; today their lawyer is pronouncing them "very happy" with the settlement. Sadly, though, the rest of us are far less happy: This means we'll never get to hear about the dildo in open court. Alas.

Sex Discrimination Suit Against Billboard Magazine Settles During Jury Selection [Court TV]