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CEO Accused Of Joking About Raping Employees Resigns

Law360, New York (March 17, 2016, 11:28 PM EDT) -- J. Walter Thompson Company LLC CEO Gustavo Martinez, who was recently sued by a top public relations executive at the international advertising agency for gender discrimination, has resigned from the company, according to a press release issued Thursday by JWT’s parent company WPP PLC.

Gustavo — accused of regularly grabbing plaintiff Erin Johnson’s throat during conversations, spouting racial slurs and making references to raping female employees — will be replaced immediately by Chief Client Team Officer Tamara Ingram, the company noted.

“By mutual agreement, Martinez has resigned in the best interest of the J. Walter Thompson Company,” WPP said in the...

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