Justin Timberlake’s Southern Hospitality restaurant slapped with sexual discrimination lawsuit
By Melissa Grace
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Friday, May 15th 2009, 2:47 PM
Justin Timberlake heads into his restaurant, Southern Hospitality, to great fanfare in 2007.
A fired manager at Justin Timberlake’s Southern Hospitality has filed a lurid sexual discrimination suit – claiming the restaurant utterly failed to live up to its name.
It’s the second time in six months the singer’s upper East Side barbecue joint has been sued by a former employee.
In the latest legal battle, aspiring actress Alison McDaniel claims Timberlake business partners Eytan Sugarman and Ronnie Kaplan are guilty of “vile and discriminatory conduct.”
McDaniel, 29, said her job as general manager became an X-rated nightmare in which she was spit on, pelted with expletives and subjected to porn.
“In at least one instance, defendants Sugarman and Kaplan viewed … pornography while in a locked room with McDaniel and made fun of her when she began crying,” the suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court claims.