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Fund Manager Alleges Firm Fired Her After She Accused Executive Of Coercing Sex

A former fund manager at TCW is suing the large Los Angeles asset management firm for $30 million, saying she was fired nine days after lodging a sexual harassment complaint against one of the company’s executives, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Sara Tirschwell, who worked in the firm’s New York office, alleged TCW Managing Director Jess Ravich coerced her into sex by threatening to withhold company resources from a fund she managed, writes James Rufus Koren. She said the company started withholding marketing support for her fund after she started Ravich’s advances.

Tirschwell is suing for breach of contract and violations of a New York City anti-discrimination law.

A TCW spokesman said Tirschwell was fired for cause.




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