New York City, NY – You know how you can now be fired for being an attractive woman that your boss wants to sleep with all the time? Apparently, you can also be fired for cutting off a Fifty Shades of Grey-style affair with said boss as well.
The owner of Fantastic Kids Toys in the upper East Side was slapped with a lawsuit by a former employee over the end of their affair. CNews reports that 26-year-old Amanda Reyes is suing her former employer, Steven Reis, after being fired for attempting to end their Fifty Shades of Grey-esque relationship.
According to the lawsuit, Reyes “forced” to engage in “increasing acts of ‘rough’ sexual activities, including hitting, slapping and biting.” She reportedly received continued employment and assistance with her rent, reports NY Daily.
Reyes tried to break off the relationship in June when she started dating someone, but alleges that Reis demanded they “meet twice a week for those sexual encounters,” and that he refused to take “no” for an answer.
The comparison to Fifty Shades of Grey comes from Reyes’ explanation of the affair as a “a manipulative master-servant type of relationship.”
“She was a single mother, trying to take care of a young child and she felt totally and completely manipulated and taken advantage of,” added her attorney, Walker Harman, who said that the sex games involved “role-playing and simulations of sorts.”
Reis also apparently promoted Reyes from run-of-the-mill $10-per-hour worker to store manager and sex slave, at a salary of $60,000.
Though Reis, who is married, declined to comment on the matter, the joke is on him in more ways than one. Not only is he being sued, Reyes’ new boyfriend is reportedly a cop.