An ousted executive suing a celebrity financial management firm says the company climate was sexist as hell, and not even VIVA GLAM Rihanna™ model Rihanna was safe from their comments, the lawsuit alleges.
Most of the claims in the suit focus on Alan Kufeld, a partner at Flynn Family Office, which specializes in financial planning for celebrities like Tory Burch, Katie Holmes and Ellen Barkin. But if the suit is to believed, Kufeld also specialized in a niche area: making inappropriate comments about the women around him.
Flynn Family Office partner Alan Kufeld regularly made obscene comments and once described his hopes that a new intern had a body like her mom, who he said “is banging the drummer from [heavy metal band] Skid Row,” according to the Manhattan federal court lawsuit.
Kufeld, 47, also talked with FFO founder and CEO Rick Flynn about how sexy various former assistants had been, noting that one assistant “lost points in his eyes because she was too dark,” the suit states.
But Kufeld was apparently more forgiving when it came to Rihanna, the 11th hottest women in the world according to Maxim.
Kufeld would regularly comment on how hot FFO’s female clients in the entertainment sector were, making the “not too dark” comment about Rihanna before giving a “monologue on what Caribbean nationalities were the most attractive based on skin tone” and discussing “sex tourism and the relative hotness of Asian women,” the suit states.
The firm’s founder tells the Post the allegations are spurious and “without merit, and we intend to defend vigorously against these baseless claims.”