Manhattan lawyer whips up a storm


By James Barnes

22 February 2013 at 11:13 BST


A prominent Manhattan lawyer allegedly kept a whip in his office and told his secretary she was a 'bad girl' in need of a whipping, a court heard earlier this week.

Manhattan: a 'crazy, insane place'

The secretary, Michelle Mauro, also claimed that Herbert Waichman of New York firm Parker Waichman e-mailed her pornographic images and planted kisses on her, reports the New York Post.
She went on to tell Nassau County Court: ‘It was a crazy, insane place. I just wanted out of there.’

Business model

The secretary added that 64-year-old Mr Waichman said: ‘Don’t let me have to get my whip! Don’t let me have to whip you. Stop being a bad girl. I’ll get my whip!’
Ms Mauro moved from Parker Waichman last year when Andres Alonso - a former partner at the firm - and lawyer David Krangle left to set up a rival law firm. Parker Waichman sued the three, claiming that they poached clients and stole its business model.

 
   
 
 
 

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