Ex-exec resolves NYC suit against Marc Jacobs co.

AP News
Posted: Dec 21, 2011 8:42 PM
Ex-exec resolves NYC suit against Marc Jacobs co.

A former executive has resolved his lawsuit claiming fashion star Marc Jacobs' longtime business partner made the New York-based design house a "sexually charged workplace" where a store worker had to do a pole dance.

Court records show Patrice Lataillade's case against Marc Jacobs International LLC was officially closed last week after both sides filed papers saying it was over.

A spokeswoman for the company and parent LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton says only the lawsuit was "resolved to the satisfaction of both parties."

Lataillade's lawyer didn't return a call Wednesday.

Lataillade was Marc Jacobs International's chief financial officer. He said he was fired last year for complaining about President Robert Duffy's antics.

The company had said Lataillade was dismissed over "serious matters" unrelated to his allegations.