Lawsuit Says Teenager Forced to Have Sex with Lawyer during Job Interview
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Source: A new lawsuit alleges a New York attorney coerced a teenager into having sex with him during a job interview. 

In a story that sounds straight out of a porno, a Brooklyn teen allegedly was forced to have sex with a high-powered lawyer during a job interview.


According to New York Daily News, Denisse Villalta, 19 at the time, applied for a receptionist job at JS Barkats PLLC, and she was brought in for the worst interview of her life. During the meeting, she said lawyer Sunny Barkats forced her to strip and have sex with him. He then allegedly said she “belonged to him,” like he was some feudal overlord, and he required her to “have a threesome with him and his wife.”

Villalta, now 21, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in Manhattan Federal Court. She says that when she was 19 she was “very confused as to why the interview was going in the direction it was going.” She said she felt “scared” and “threatened” by the middle-aged attorney, and that she was vulnerable because she was young and broke at the time.

The interview occurred in October of 2014. Barkas offered her a job, and the next day, Villalta arrived at the office and Barkats forced her to have sex again and this time he got rough, choking and threatening her. She said he repeated, “You belong to me.”

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Villalta said Barkats promised her promotions, gifts, and an apartment if she continued to be “obedient;” but by the second day of work, she balked. Barkats allegedly told her to get a STD test and when she left the office, she never came back. Enraged by his lack of control, Barkats allegedly started sending threatening texts, including one where he held up a sharp knife.

The creepy picture wasn’t a selfie and looked to be taken in a restaurant, so who knows who took that image and what the original intent was.


The knife photo Barkats allegedly sent to a teenage receptionist. Photo courtesy of New York Daily News.

Barkats vehemently denies the allegations. He told Daily News, “It’s completely ridiculous, but you know, justice will be served and we’ll go all the way with that.”

Barkats added that Villalta is his brother-in-law’s ex-girlfriend, and she wants to get even with him.

This isn’t the first legal trouble Barkats has gotten into. In 2013, rapper and ex-client Lil Kim sued him, claiming he tricked her into bad licensing deals.

Villalta’s lawyers, Alexander Coleman and Pooja Bhutani of Borrelli & Associates, is seeking unspecified damages.

Source: New York Daily News


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