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Garcelle Menos, pictured here in this March 2020 Instagram photo, is suing her former employee for sexual harassment and discrimination.

BROOKLYN — A Haitian-American marketer has filed suit against her former employer, a national whiskey brand, saying she was sexually harassed and that company leadership created a hostile work environment after she complained to them.

Garcelle Menos, 30, is the plaintiff in a lawsuit filed in federal court for the Eastern District of New York against Uncle Nearest, a whiskey brand based in Tennessee, and David Christopher Harper, her former boss at the company. 

“It is adding insult to injury and kind of being hurt twice, that’s what it felt like,” said Menos, of Brooklyn. “This makes me think of why a lot of women don’t say anything, just let it happen and dismiss it. It was very frustrating, and it put me in a weird place for months.” 

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Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at sam@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @sambojarski.