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Ex-Bogata Babes Claim Weight Discrimination, Sue for 70M Bucks

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 31st January 2006 3:54pm
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Two former Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa cocktail servers have filed a $70 million sex discrimination lawsuit against the casino, saying it humiliated costumed "Borgata Babes" by imposing weight limits, encouraging breast augmentation surgery and emphasizing looks over job performance.

The suit, filed Monday, calls the casino a workplace "polluted by rampant sexual stereotypes" and seeks compensatory damages, punitive damages, back pay and damages for humiliation suffered by Renee Gaud, 36, of Mays Landing, and Trisha Hart, 28, of Wenonah.

Gaud, who suffers from a thyroid condition she said makes her weight fluctuate, gained weight but was refused a larger costume and took a leave of absence because of stress over an impending, casino-mandated weigh-in.

Hart was fired after complaining about the weight policy and being forced to undergo a drug test as part of a leave of absence. She was later diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, the lawsuit states.



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