Dole pineapple heir sued for sexual harassment

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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New York, Oct 1 (ANI): Canadian singer Avril Lavigne's ex-boyfriend Justin Murdock, who is heir to Dole pineapple, has been sued by a former employee over sexual harassment and even threatening her life.

Carissa Schumacher, who was director of corporate development for more than two years at both Castle and Cooke, a subsidiary of the Dole Food Co., and NovaRx, a pharmaceutical company run by Murdock, 38, filed the suit in Los Angeles Superior Court, the New York Post reported.

She claims he regularly made derogatory comments about women and ordered her to book sex dates for him on her credit cards. When Schumacher objected, she claims he threatened to fire her or kill her.

A complaint filed against the billionaire playboy, who got into a bar brawl with oil heir Brandon Davis five years ago, includes him forcing her to open a Facebook account for him under the name "Cobra McJingleballs".

The page was filled with graphic images including a minstrel-show actor in blackface and an old black-and-white photo of men dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes.

It also included him telling her, "You look like a whore" and, "What you need is a good pounding". Murdock also allegedly showed her a pornographic film and said, "You know you love it", told of his sexual exploits in graphic detail and simulated sex acts at meetings.

He allegedly demanded she buy flights and hotel rooms for young "interns" he planned to feature in ads for NovaRx.

And he reportedly defined her job as being "under my desk [bleep]ing my [bleep]".

He is also said to have threatened her life, saying, "If NovaRx fails, I'll put you at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean in concrete boots." (ANI)

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