The man behind Guy Firi restaurants, the iconic pizza chain in New York City, has been sued for allegedly sexually harassing a restaurant manager in California.
The lawsuit filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court alleges that the alleged harassment took place at Guy’s New York restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District.
The manager, Lisa Marie Karp, alleges that Guy told her to go out and “smell the pizza.”
According to the suit, she asked him to take a seat.
Guy then began “smelling and smelling” Karp and she said he then started “laughing and talking dirty” with her.
She said Guy asked her to have sex with him.
When she refused, Guy allegedly told her, “You better not come back.”
Karp told KCBS that she did not know how to handle the situation.
“I had to fight back, and I couldn’t do it.
And he said, ‘You better do it.'”
The lawsuit, which was filed on July 23, says Karp’s lawsuit is “not based on any claim of discrimination based on sex or sexual orientation.”
Guy Fierios spokesperson, Jonathan Siegel, told CNNMoney that the restaurant is aware of the lawsuit.
“We are aware of a complaint against our restaurant manager, and we will cooperate with any investigation, including an investigation by the San Francisco Police Department,” Siegel said.
The complaint alleges that Karp was not fired but was instead placed on leave.
Karp claims that the incident began after she was asked by a supervisor to meet with her manager for a “short time.”
She was not told that she was being fired, the lawsuit alleges.
“When she left the room, the supervisor said to her, ‘I’m sorry, you know what, we are going to let you go.’
She told him she was not going to be fired,” Karp said.
Guy Fiers New York location is located at 1033 Mission St. in San Diego.
The restaurant’s website states that it is “the world’s only pizza place to serve the best of the best and have it delivered.”
It says the location features “the freshest, most authentic New York-style pizza,” and that it offers “a full bar with the best local and regional beer selection and an extensive selection of wines and spirits.”
The restaurant has received several Michelin stars and an A-List ranking from the Michelin Guide.
According to its website, Guy Firs New York has received the Best Pizza Award, Best Restaurant, and Best Food in America Awards.
“It’s a great place to come for the authentic New Yorkers experience and it’s the best place to get your fix of New York food,” KCBS said.
“This lawsuit is really disappointing, but the city is doing its best to keep them safe and provide a great restaurant experience for customers and employees.”