The chief executive and founder of a Brooklyn brokerage allegedly fired one of his long-time employees after she declined his advances.
Dena Kology sued MySpace NYC’s Guy Hochman in Brooklyn federal court, according to the New York Post. Kology joined the Brooklyn firm, which focuses on neighborhoods such as Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Crown Heights and Bushwick, in 2009.
Hochman, who is married with children, allegedly told the woman that he loved her, during a taped conversation between the two.
“And it goes even behind the business, emotionally to levels that you can’t even imagine,” Hochman told her on that same tape. “I don’t share half the things I think about you. You kept saying, ‘Leave me alone, leave me alone.’ What else can I do?”
According to the lawsuit, Kology told her boss that she wasn’t “that type of girl who is looking for a handout or a man to supply me with things.”
Hochman is denying all allegations. “We will vigorously defend against the claims in court,” attorney Jamie Felsen told the newspaper, “including filing a motion to dismiss once we’re served with a copy of the complaint.” [NYP] — Claire Moses