Breaking News

Sexual Harassment Trial against Wall Street Trader Closes
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

A heated sexual harassment trial ended on Friday with claims that the defendant was both a family man and a deceptive liar.

Summary: A heated sexual harassment trial ended on Friday with claims that the defendant was both a family man and a deceptive liar.

According to Litigation Daily, a peculiar sexual harassment trial against a Wall Street stock trader finally ended on Friday. During the closing arguments, Benjamin Wey was accused of being a liar unable to feel remorse, and was hailed as a doting husband and father.


The mayor of Salt Lake City has been accused of sexual harassment.

Hanna Bouveng, a 25-year-old Swedish national, sued Wey, 43, and his company, New York Global Group, in July of 2014. Bouveng argued that Wey persuaded her into engaging in a sexual relationship with him when she was an intern from 2013-2014. When she ended the relationship, she argues she was fired.

Wey was well known in the business world for connecting Chinese companies with U.S. advisers and investors by helping them obtain stock listings through reverse mergers, a controversial process. According to Wikipedia, the process involves a private company’s acquisition of a public company to avoid the lengthy process required to go public. Wey, according to his company’s site, is a financier and expert on China who advises governments and Fortune 500 companies. The site also states he is a journalist and civil rights advocate.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

David Ratner of Morelli Alters Ratner represents Bouveng. Dentons partners Glenn Colton and Gary Meyerhoff represent Wey.



On the last day of trial, Colton stated that both parties were at fault. He said, “There will be, and are, no winners in this case.”

The owner of the Dallas Cowboys was sued for sexual harassment.

In an attempt to discredit Bouveng, Colton argued she was a party girl whose job performance suffered due to her constant clubbing. He argued that Wey and Bouveng never had sex, and that Bouveng’s story changed over time. For example, Bouveng apparently first stated that she and Wey spent a night together at a hotel, but later said it was two nights, after being presented with a bill that showed a two-night stay. Wey argued that he was the only one that stayed in the room.

Colton (L) and Meyerhoff (R)

Colton (L) and Meyerhoff (R)

Colton also attempted to show that Wey was a devoted husband. He argued that when Wey considered renting an apartment for Bouveng to help her out, he spoke to his wife about it first. “There’s no dispute that he told her about the apartment,” he commented. Colton also argued that Wey would not have done so if he was having an affair, and that there were legitimate reasons to fire Bouveng.

Wey also allegedly posted articles online about Bouvent that called her a drug dealer and a prostitute. In response to these actions, Colton argued that these statements were not defamatory because they did not cause any true damage to her. In support of this argument, Colton showed the jury pictures of Bouveng smiling and having fun with her friends after the statements were posted on the Internet.

Do you think Wey and Bouveng had a sexual relationship?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Last year, a plaintiff won damages in a sexual harassment case against his female boss.

Bouveng’s attorney argued that Wey forced Bouveng to have sex with him so that she could keep her job. “Force is using your position as the boss to make an employee do something she doesn’t want to do,” Ratner argued. Ratner has also stated that Wey was a habitual liar and a narcissist. She said, “He doesn’t tell the truth about anything.”

As for the online statements, Ratner argued that these were defamation per se. “What he’s done is destroy her reputation.” She said that Bouveng “lost her ambition [and] lost her joy” because of Wey’s actions.

In closing, Ratner asked for $25 million in punitive damages for each of the five claims that were brought against Wey. According to the New York Daily News, the jury returned a verdict for $18 million.

Source: Litigation Daily

Photo credit: New York Post, Twitter (Ratner), (Colton, Meyerhoff)


Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

General Municipal Law Attorney with land use experience


Oakland office of our client seeks general municipal law attorney with experience advising public ag...

Apply Now

Mid-level Restructuring Attorney with bankruptcy experience


Washington, D.C. office of our client seeks mid-level restructuring attorney with 4-6 years of exper...

Apply Now

Senior Land Use Attorney with experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks senior land use attorney with 7+ years of experience. The c...

Apply Now

Attorney with 3-5 years of civil litigation experience


Merrillville office of our client seeks attorney with preferably 3-5 years of civil litigation exper...

Apply Now


Civil & Business Litigation / Transactional Attorney


Law firm with primary emphasis in Business & Civil Litigation and transactional work, seeks confiden...

Apply now



Boutique East Bay litigation defense firm is seeking a junior to mid-level attorney. Candidates for ...

Apply now

Family Law Paralegal


The right person for this job will grasp basic and complex divorce and family law issues, have stron...

Apply now

Products Liability & Mass Tort Litigation Associate


The candidate must have 1- 5 years of civil litigation experience, preferably with some background i...

Apply now

Most Popular


To Top