A midtown-Manhattan bar faces charges it forced waitresses to kiss one another and wrestle in cranberry sauce while patrons took pictures and videos.
A suit filed by 23 former employees of Johnny Utah’s in Rockefeller Center lays out the allegations.
Young women, some of whom were underage, were told to drink heavily before riding mechanical bulls while Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” played. At the song’s end, the crowd egged the girls to kiss one another while they took pictures.
The complaint also alleges club owners posted provocative pictures of the employees on social media sites without their knowledge or permission. Many of the pictures allegedly came from patrons’ cellphone photos or the club’s security cameras.
Additionally, the lawsuit also alleges that the club’s owners often groped the employees and fired those who complained.