We've accepted that, while only an hour east of us, San Joaquin Valley does things differently -- much differently.
And while San Francisco might be the laughing stock of the nation (hi, Supervisor Eric Mar),
at least we're sensible enough not to believe religion will rid the
world of sexual predators. (After all, it didn't at the Catholic church!)
Needless to say, we were fascinated by a recent lawsuit filed by a Denny's waitress who claims her bosses encouraged her to pray away her sexual harassment claims.
Brandy Cachu, a waitress at the Stockton Denny's, says that in 2009 her manager, Henry Guiaro, asked her if "her boobs were real." He then asked her if she would ever "participate in a wet t-shirt contest because she would be the winner."
As the comments continued, Cachu became more distressed, even threatening to report him to the higher-ups at Denny's. But he didn't stop, and at one point, he allegedly told her that she got him into trouble with his girlfriend the previous night when he called out Cachu's name while having sex, the claim states.
About an hour after that comment, Guiaro approached her again and told her he and his girlfriend were recently at Victoria's Secret and he was "trying to guess [Cachu's] size so he could buy her an outfit."
Cachu decided enough was enough. She went to another Denny's manager, James Murti, to report the ongoing sexual harassment. However, much to her chagrin, Murti gave her this useless advice: "Pray about the situation," he said.
Assuming she did, her prayers weren't answered, and the sexual overtures continued. On Halloween the following year, Guiaro showed up to work dressed in costume -- a doctor's outfit, of course. He then asked Cachu to meet him in his office so he could "give her an exam," the claim states.
Rather than rely on God, Cachu decided to take her case to the courts. Making all this even weirder: Denny's parent corporation is named Tata!
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