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Sports Agent Accused of Harassment

November 19, 1997

NEW YORK (AP) _ A former employee says sports agent David Fishof routinely showed pornographic videos in his office and used offensive language.

Sara Schub, who is charging Fishof with sexual harassment and discrimination, maintains that he ``summoned his female employees into his office while these (videotapes) were playing in order to mortify and degrade them and to sexualize the work environment.″

Schub’s accusations are part of her suit filed in Manhattan’s State Supreme Court.

Fishof, who represents Seattle Mariners manager Lou Piniella and former New York Giants Phil Simms and Mark Bavaro, said Schub was trying ``to embarrass me to coerce me into paying her monies to which she is not entitled.″

Schub’s court papers said that in February 1994, Fishof called her into his office supposedly about a fax message he had received. When she entered the office, her court papers said, she saw Fishof and his then-fiancee performing a sex act.

Schub said Fishof paid her $19,000 a year for duties that included drafting correspondence and business proposals; designing the layout and content of marketing brochures; writing radio spots, and planning and coordinating player appearances and special events.

Male employees, who were hired later than Schub and who had similar duties, were paid salaries that ranged from $32,000 to $50,000, she said.

Schub said she was fired in May 1995 after being denied promotions, salary raises and other benefits because she is a woman.

Schub is asking $30 million in compensatory and punitive damages.

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