UploadVR Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Is an Endless Litany of Horrendous Male Behavior
Virtual reality startup UploadVR is being sued for sexual harassment and gender discrimination by former employee Elizabeth Scott, TechCrunch reported. The court document reveals a number of horrifying allegations.
“The atmosphere and work environment at UploadVR was marked by rampant sexual behavior and focus, creating an unbearable environment for Plaintiff and other female employees,” the court document states.
Among the many allegations, which include retaliation, a failure to prevent harassment, negligent hiring and unequal pay, Scott describes a “boys’ club” in which company co-founders Will Mason and Taylor Freeman openly discussed sex in the workplace.
“For example, male employees stated how they were sexually aroused by female employees and how it was hard to concentrate and be productive when all they could think about was having sex with them,” the court document states, adding that expansion manager of UploadVR Avi Horowitz would “frequently comment about how attractive one of the female employees was” in Scott’s presence and would discuss how he “had a boner” and insinuate that he needed to go masturbate in the bathroom.