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Friday
Aug222008

1OAK Sued - JE Laughs

Courtesy of Daily NewsIt's litigation Friday at DBTH HQ. First the Bankruptcy Surprise of 2008, and now a LB forwarded us a story from today's Daily News announcing that former employees, including Asian waitress Cecilia Shim, were fired by 1OAK " because the owner wanted sexy "white girls" serving his celebrity clientele". That's no good. According to the suit, Shim was told "owner Scott Sartiano only wanted "white girls he could f---" serving drinks." That's really no good. 1OAK reps vehemently deny this report, saying "These disgruntled employees were fired for their poor work performance in addition to four other Caucasian employees that were fired that same week".

So where does John "JE" Engelbert fit in? Well, a commenter under the DN story using the name " Engelheart323" said "The owner and manager are idiots. Sure they can hire all white girls but what makes the owner think that those white girls are going to want toFUCK him? Whatever, these people are stupid. I wouldn't want to work for such buffoons anyway." Gee, wonder who that could be. Then, we receive this super classy press release from JE himself, saying

New York City club impresario John “JE” Englebert owner of Suzie Wong and Prime nightclubs in West Chelsea responds to the article and says “I don’t discriminate!! I feel sorry for those girls. Me and my staff always treat our employees with honor and respect. I would like to extend this opportunity for Cecilia Shim and the girls that were fired to come into my venues for an interview”

That's so sweet of him, but what makes him think that working at Suzie Wong's is any peachier? Oh, because he is cookoo.

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Reader Comments (8)

Big news day for a late summer Friday.

I have to imagine that 1OAK must provide a far more interesting clientele to work with than the other venues as well.

August 22, 2008 at 03:15PM | Unregistered CommenterColin

Cecilia is smokin'

August 22, 2008 at 03:18PM | Unregistered Commenterword up

I would fire that girl on the spot if I walked into my club and saw her nasty ass standing there!

August 22, 2008 at 06:21PM | Unregistered Commenterseriously

Wow, Cecelia is gorgeous. The owner is a true jackass.

August 22, 2008 at 08:51PM | Unregistered Commenterjp

This girl is gross! She looks like a $10 hooker...ummm, I mean call girl.

August 25, 2008 at 06:38AM | Unregistered CommenterAlabama Worley

They are so broke!!, A little bird told me the club was hiring dancers and not paying them at the end of the night. What a shame!!! (I heard this from 2 dancers)

September 22, 2008 at 10:49PM | Unregistered Commenterme

She's ugly. No wonder she fired her. Have anyone seen the waitresses now? Damn they're smokin!

December 26, 2008 at 05:16AM | Unregistered CommenterMger

*they

December 26, 2008 at 05:17AM | Unregistered CommenterMger

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