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Old 08-Jul-2010
Davidar suit settled out of court

Toronto, July 7

The sexual harassment scandal that cost David Davidar his job as president of Penguin Canada has been buried with his accuser Lisa Rundle settling her lawsuit with him and the publishing company amicably.

The Indian-born boss of Penguin Canada was sacked on June 8 following a sexual harassment complaint by Rundle. Initially, both Penguin and Davidar said he was leaving voluntarily. In her lawsuit, Rundle, former director of digital publishing and foreign rights at Penguin, had sought $523,000 from Penguin for sexual harassment for three years and then assault by Davidar at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October.

The scandal ended quietly Tuesday with all the three parties settling the lawsuit and pledging not to divulge anything to the media. A Penguin spokesperson also confirmed that “everything has been settled” amicably. It was not known how much Penguin Canada and Davidar would pay Rundle. — IANS

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