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Middle East Forum to Face Ex-Director at Sexual Harassment Trial

June 1, 2021, 6:02 PM

The Middle East Forum’s former director of finance and administration may be able to prove her boss subjected her to a sexually hostile work environment and that she waited to complain because she feared he would retaliate against her, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled.

Marnie O’Brien says Gregg Roman’s harassment included telling her “he likes older woman” and that “non-jewish women were made for sex.” He also allegedly asked about her dating life, the court said. The alleged harassment further included staring at a pair of underpants in her open gym bag, discussing his marital problems and sex life, ...

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