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Minneapolis Hilton Orgy Cases Settle

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By Tanya Roth, Esq. on February 23, 2010 1:00 PM

The infamous Minneapolis Hilton orgy lawsuits have settled.

Two Minneapolis sexual harassment lawsuits were filed in late 2008, one in November and one in December, on behalf of two female Hilton employees whose employment was terminated upon allegedly witnessing what they claim was an "orgy" involving upper management at a Minneapolis Hilton chain. The two women have now reached an undisclosed settlement with the hotel chain.

Deborah Smith and April Bezedichek were both employees of the Hilton hotelier chain until they were fired from their jobs for complaining about the orgy that they claimed to have witnessed.  Smith, the night manager at the time of the alleged incident, claimed that she opened the door to the banquet room and saw Hilton executives on top of a table engaging in sexual behavior.

After what she claims was a "campaign of harassment and retaliation," she was fired by the hotel manager. 

Bezedichek, a cocktail waitress at the time of the alleged incident, resigned shortly after the alleged incident, after the same hotel manager allegedly brought her into the supposed orgy and allegedly tried to engage in sexual activity with her.   

It's not often one hears of a case like this and although the Hilton Minneapolis sexual harrassment complaint was more public at the time the allegations were fired, the settlement was surprisingly more discrete. 

Although Hilton representatives denied that any such activity occurred, Hilton patrons may nevertheless think twice before eating in the banquet hall again. 

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