A man in Houston won a boat load of money in a sexual harassment lawsuit in which he claimed his boss sexually harassed him.
A court ordered Precinct 7 Constable Pam Matranga to pay a $567,000 judgment to James Gist stemming from an incident while he worked in her office in which he claimed in the lawsuit that he was the target of sexual harassment. He said that his boss forced him to “motorboat her,” which as every fraternity member and strip club regular knows is the act of putting your face between a woman’s breasts and making a motorboat noise. In this case, we’re talking about this woman….
He said that she “pulled her shirt over my head and held me kind of in a headlock with her shirt.” He also claimed that she made several sexual advances towards him and even gave him in a lap dance in the office. He also claimed he had photo evidence of her actions but Matranga discovered it and had it destroyed. She then demoted him before he resigned from his job.
Matranga’s response really didn’t help her case. She denied the lap dancing claim and the charge that offering to let someone motorboat her was considered sexual harassment. She also claimed that she would often ask employees who were in a bad mood of they would like to “go under the shirt.” So now that her employees knowing that “going under the shirt” is technically sexual harassment, well, let’s just say that Matranaga’s attorney won’t have to worry about finding gainful employment for at least the rest of the year.