Victoria’s Secret Sued Over ‘Toxic Culture’ Among Senior Leaders

June 4, 2020, 9:00 PM

L Brands Inc., the parent company of Victoria’s Secret, was sued for records in Delaware Thursday by a shareholder seeking to probe claims that it’s been “plagued” for years by a “toxic culture of sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.”

“While the brand has come under scrutiny in recent years for its ‘porny’ image and portrayal of women as sex objects, the public could not have predicted the depths of wrongdoing,” the lawsuit says. “Victoria’s Secret is in urgent need of reform.”

The Chancery Court suit accuses the senior leadership of L Brands—particularly outgoing founder-CEO Leslie H. Wexner—of looking the ...

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