A supervisor at a white-shoe law firm accused of sexually harassing one of his employees allegedly sent the woman laminated, illustrated erotic poems with lines like, “I enjoy you so. Your thick legs and all of the voluptuous plumpness that accents your womanhood."
Tyrone Turner, a supervisor in the mailroom at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, calls the accusations "frivolous," saying that he merely participates in poetry slams and distributed his writing to many coworkers.
According to Natalie Thorpe, who is suing Williams Lea, the outsourcing company that sent her to Cadwalader, Turner not only sent her the erotic poetry ("I love the way you giggle and the way your body jerks when I trace your tattoos with my tongue and rub you down with warm body oil"), but also tried to "kiss and hug her, locked her in his office and asked her to have sex with him on the vacant 35th floor."
The poems were allegedly laminated and decorated with a picture of a man kissing a woman who looked like Thorpe.
When Thorpe, who is married, refused his advances, she says she received negative performance reviews and had to leave the company. Turner, who is also married, says he voluntarily left the company and received a severance package.