Doctor Sued For Sexual Harassment
Dr. Edward Kleiner had a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him by three former employees who accuse him of perverse transgressions. According to published accounts the three women allege he sexted them, groped them, offered weight-loss tips, exposed his penis, and once brought an inflatable sex doll to the office.
The most unusual allegation was that he instructed a married couple to have sex in the office bathroom to produce sperm for an artificial-insemination procedure on the wife. This goes beyond creepy.
"We heard constant banging against the wall," says Samantha Romanger, a 21-year-old administrative assistant.
Then Kleiner allegedly told Romanger and another administrative assistant, Lauren Schlanger, to join him in the exam room and witness the artificial insemination.
"I refused. I said, 'I don't like this, and I don't think its legal,' " Romanger said. "He said, 'One of you are coming in the room, end of story.' I felt violated. I don't want to hear anyone having sex. And we're the ones who have to clean the office."
The two women, along with office manager Shivon Super, 31, were fired not long after, and now they've filed complaints with the New York State Division of Human Rights ("NYSDHR").
The NYSDHR is similar to the Illinois Department of Human Rights ("IDHR"). Being fired in such a short period of time as complaining of sexual harassment is called retaliation.