Omnicom settles in anti-gay discrimination case ~ DDB NYC CD alleged harassment ~ defendants included former DDB Australia CEO Chris Brown

matt-christiansen-content-840x460.jpgAdweek in the US reports that after more than two and a half years of legal developments, holding company Omnicom has reached a settlement in a discrimination suit brought by a now-former employee of its agency DDB New York.

The defendants named in the case were Omnicom; DDB New York; that agency's former chief digital officer Joe Cianciotto; its current CEO, Chris Brown - the former CEO of DDB Group Australia; and its former CEO Peter Hempel.

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Oh yeah, you too said:

It's only a matter of time before stories like this begin to appear in the Australian advertising industry horizon. After working for more than 20 years in the industry, I have seen and heard enough stories about the abuse of power in ad agencies, both sexual and psychological, from the top down, about rape, drink-spiking, groping, sexual bullying, and abuse.

Oh yeah, you too said:

It's only a matter of time before stories like this begin to appear in the Australian advertising industry horizon. After working for more than 20 years in the industry, I have seen and heard enough stories about the abuse of power in ad agencies, both sexual and psychological, from the top down, about rape, drink-spiking, groping, sexual bullying, and abuse.

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