A room-service busboy claims he was fired from the Fontainebleau Miami Beach because he rebuffed the sexual advances of a male supervisor — and now, the busboy is suing the famed resort.
Jean Montilus claims in a federal sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed earlier this month that he lost tips, posh assignments and a promotion and eventually got canned after he started complaining about his boss.
Montilus asserted the come-ons started soon after he was hired, in December 2012.
According to the lawsuit, it began with touching and rubbing of Montilus’ chest and arms.
A few days later, Montilus claims, the supervisor brought up masturbation. Then his visits to a local male strip club. Then invitations to the boss’ home.
Montilus, whose salary was $9.55 an hour plus tips, says he kept the man at arm’s length and told department managers, but soon the way he was treated changed, Montilus claims in the lawsuit.
He says he was moved to the overnight shift, was stiffed on tips and got a bigger workload.
Last summer, Montilus filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and was asked to resign, he says. He refused but was canned on New Year’s Day.
The resort’s lawyers have yet to respond to the lawsuit.
O.J.’s WATER BILL
O. J. Simpson will be jumping with joy in his desert prison cell when he hears this: His debt to the Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department was cleared.
Court records show the water authorities filed a lien against the fallen football legend in April, claiming unpaid bills totaling $457.33.
Simpson is serving up to 33 years in a Nevada prison after he was convicted of kidnapping and armed robbery for his attack on a football memorabilia dealer in 2007.
So, he couldn’t pay.
But the investors who bought his property in foreclosure earlier this year did — and the lien was removed.
WSVN Channel 7 star anchor Craig Stevens has got to be the hardest-working man in showbiz.
Not only does he co-anchor four newscasts a night alongside Belkys Nerey, he’ll also be teaching at two local universities this fall.
Monday morning, he starts telling students at the University of Miami School of Communication how to look professional on camera.
His “Television Performance” class, booked solid, meets twice a week at 11:15 a.m.
Stevens, 46, also returns to Barry University for another twice-a-week news-writing class.
“Teaching reminds me, in case I forget, why I like the news business,” he says.
Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen’s canal-front house is still on the market seven years after it was first listed.
Realtors swear there’s nothing wrong with the place, except maybe for a limited view.
But even after a deep reduction of the asking price, $11.8 million compared to $13 million in 2011, the home built by Michael Jordan’s faithful lieutenant is still up for grabs.