Sally’s dress maker ‘calls it quits’ over claims of sexual harassment
A dressmaker has told The Financial Post she has decided to “stop” her business after a woman accused her of sexually harassing her and saying she would make him happy.
Sally’s Dressmakers is based in New Jersey, where Sally’s husband is a former state assemblyman.
Sally told The Wall Street Journal in April that the harassment came to light when a woman complained to her.
The woman, who worked for Sally’s company, alleged that her boss made inappropriate comments about her appearance, according to The Journal.
“She said she felt uncomfortable because she didn’t feel like she was getting the attention she deserved, and that she felt unsafe in her workplace,” Sally told the paper.
“So I decided to quit.”
The dressmaker said the woman was “totally unprofessional” and that her complaints were “inappropriate and unfounded,” the newspaper reported.
“We’re going to close up shop because this is no longer the right time,” Sally said in the interview.
Sally did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Journal.
The women’s lawsuit was filed on Friday.
The New Jersey state assemblywoman has been a member of the Assembly since 2011.
The suit, which accuses Sally of “sexual harassment, battery and battery with intent to injure,” alleges that Sally and her husband, John, “intentionally, repeatedly, and repeatedly” harassed the woman.
The lawsuit also alleges that the woman told other women, “You should be ashamed.”
Sally has not commented publicly on the lawsuit.
The Associated Press has reached out to Sally’s lawyer for comment.
The Washington Post reported that the company, which produces more than 100 million dresses each year, will close down after about a month.