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Ex-CEO of Ed Hardy clothing company accused of sexually harassing teen au pair

A former CEO of the Ed Hardy clothing company allegedly sexually harassed a Polish teenager he hired to work as a live-in au pair, a new lawsuit alleges. Gary Berman, 57, got the 19-year-old nanny drunk during a supposed business trip to Miami and groped her, according to the lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court Wednesday. The au pair, Martyna Zuchowska, also claims that within a month of her employment in Berman’s Westchester County home, Berman asked her what “lingerie she wore, what was her breast size, and offered to buy sexy lace lingerie for her,” according to the suit. On another occasion, he handed her an open laptop computer that had an internet browser open with 20 tabs of different pornographic videos, according ...