- Greek billionaire, Alki David, was found guilty of sexually harassing his former assistant
- Mahim Khan, the plaintiff, was awarded R828 841 975 million for damage, a sum which her lawyer says is the largest punitive award of harassment cases in the US legal history
- The tycoon denied the allegations and is expected to appeal the verdict
- He claimed the US law is broken and in a state of emergency
Greek tycoon, Alkiviades 'Alki' David, has been ordered to pay R828 841 975 million to his former assistant after he was found guilty of sexually harassing her.
The assistant, identified as Mahim Khan, alleged Alki regularly grabbed her by the neck and stimulated oral sex twice or thrice a week and he also repeatedly groped her private parts and exposed her breasts.
According to DW and other international news outlets, Khan's lawyer, Gloria Allred, applauded the verdict for it would remind sexual predators that they will always pay for hurting others.
She also noted the huge sum that Khan was awarded by the court was the largest sexual harassment punitive damage awards in US legal history.
"In this ‘Me Too’ movement, women like Ms Khan are no longer willing to suffer in silence," the lawyer said.
The billionaire who was not in court when the ruling was made was expected to appeal the decision.
He denied the charges and accused the court of blocking a witness who could have exonerated him.
Alki argued the US legal system is broken and in a state of emergency.
The tycoon was earlier in the year ordered to pay a total of over R199 985 670 million to two different women in similar cases.
This comes barely a month after CEO and company president of McDonald's, Steve Easterbrook, was fired after he flouted company rules by allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a subordinate.
The ousted CEO is a divorcee and the relationship he engaged in was consensual, but the details of the affair remained undisclosed.
He was succeeded by Chris Kempczinski, who is the most recent president of McDonald's USA.
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