JWT Global CEO Joked About Raping Employees and Made Racist Comments, Lawsuit Claims

Gustavo Martinez denies allegations in agency PR chief's discrimination suit

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The global communications officer for WPP agency J. Walter Thompson has filed a discrimination suit claiming that CEO Gustavo Martinez made a series of jokes about raping female colleagues and mocking minorities.

As reported in The New York Post this morning, JWT's longtime chief communications officer Erin Johnson claims that Martinez compared African-American employees to monkeys, complained about "fucking Jews," and told Johnson in front of coworkers, "Come here, so I can rape you in the bathroom," grabbing her by the neck and laughing.



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