Danielle Pecile, 27, and Cristina Culicea, 28, have filed a sex discrimination lawsuit, naming Titan Capital President Russel Abrams, his wife, Sandra, and various figures and lawyers involved with the firm. The two women fired from the hedge fund firm after they complained about frisky business on the job. Pecile and Culicea claim they were repeatedly hit on, cursed at, and called names like “idiot” by the defendants. Their steamy legal battle with the Titan team began last year when Pecile claimed Abrams made her get photos of his bare-breasted wife printed from a CD. She said Abrams took pleasure in her “embarrassment and discomfort.” Read more: NY Daily News
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