After being groped by a patron, a New York bartender wrote a powerful open letter to the hedge funder who allegedly grabbed her.
While public rants on social media aren’t uncommon, Laura Ramadei’s blunt Facebook post brought an issue that plagues many female servers in the food industry. After ordering a drink at the bar, Ramadei claims that Brian Lederman asked if he could take her “to go” while fondling her ass. When Ramadei made it clear that she wasn’t into his advances, he left, leaving her a $2 tip. Fed up of dealing with sexual harassment while at work, the SoHo bartender took to Facebook to call out the married man.
To date, the post below has been shared over 7000 times:
In response to Ramedei’s letter, Lederman issued a bizarre statement to the NY Post, admitting “I’ve grabbed plenty of girls’ asses in my life,” however, “I’ve never grabbed hers.” He then proceeded to exemplify his outstanding character by saying, “That f–king c–t, for her to do something like that is pretty ridiculous.”
Threats were also made. “I will make sure she doesn’t get another job in New York City. I know everybody,” he spewed. “The bar owners, the club owners — that’s a terrible thing to write about somebody.”
For those sympathizing with the creepy douchebag, you can send your condolences and flowers to his office Ramedei thoughtfully provides in her post.