Tokyo, Japan (CNS) – Italian fashion luxury label Prada is being sued for allegedly ordering a store manager in Japan to get rid of “old, fat and ugly” staff. Senior retail manager Rina Bovrisse filed a discrimination and harassment case against Prada Japan for its alleged unfair labor practices.
According to The Sun, Bovrisse oversaw 500 staff in 40 stores across the Asian country during her tenure. She claims that CEO Davide Sesia told her to “eliminate” around 15 managerial staff that were “old, fat, ugly, disgusting,” or those he called didn’t have the “Prada look.”
The company’s HR department then issued 13 staff members with transfer orders because of poor sales.
Bovrisse, who has 18 years experience in the international fashion industry, also alleges that Sesia told her to change her looks because he was “ashamed of Ms. Bovrisse’s ugliness, so he doesn’t want visitors from Italy to see her.”
She was placed on involuntary leave last November and filed her case the next month.