Female Yahoo exec sued for harassment

Female Yahoo exec sued for harassment


OUR LORI SIEGEL. >>I TOLD HER, HEY, LOOK, WE ARE FRIENDS AND YOU ARE MY MANAGER. WE SHOULDN’T BE DOING THIS. >>Reporter: THAT’S WHAT A FORMER YAHOO! ENGINEER SAYS SHE TOLD HER BOSS MARIA ZHANG WHEN SHE ALLEGEDLY CAME ON TO HER. >>SHE HUGGED ME ALL OVER AND TOOK MY HANDS AND PUT IT UNDER HER. I JUST FELT LIKE, YOU KNOW, I WAS BEING FORCE D, AND WE DID ORAL SEX. >>Reporter: NAN SHI LEFT THE COMPANY TO WORK WITH THE START-UP THAT WAS BOUGHT BY YAHOO! WHERE ACCORDING TO SHE ZHANG REQUESTED SHE STAY IN HER APARTMENT. SHE’S SUING YAHOO! AND ZHANG FOR WRONGFUL TERMINATION AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT. YAHOO! HAS ADAMANTLY DEFENDED ZHANG STATING THEY WOULD VIGOROUSLY TO CLEAR HER NAME. NOW ZANG IS FILING BACK. DID YOU TELL HER IT MADE YOU UNCOMFORTABLE?>>NO. I JUST TOLD HER THAT I DIDN’T WANT TO DO IT.>>Reporter: ACCORDING TO NAN SHI ZHANG JOKED THAT HER FUTURE HUNG IN THE BALANCE. >>SHE SAID, WELL, IF THEY DON’T HAVE THESE, THEN YOU MAY NOT GET YOUR STOCKS AND, YOU KNOW, YOU MAY NOT EVEN STAY AT A YAHOO! >>Reporter: IN A SUIT JUST FILED AGAINST NAN SHI, ZHANG ADAMANTLY DENIES EVER HAVING A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HER CLAIMING THE ENGINEER IS LOOKING FOR FINANCIAL DPAN AND SHE JUST SIMPLY WASN’T MAKING THE GRADE. NAN SHI TELLS US ANOTHER STORY CLAIMING AFTER SHE CUT OFF THE SEXUAL ADVANCES HER WORK WAS AFFECTED. NAN SAYS SHE WAS REMOVED FROM PROJECTS AND SEPARATED FROM HER TEAMMATES. >>I DON’T MIND THE HARD TIMES, BUT PLEASE, PLEASE, I’M A HUMAN BEING. YOU CANNOT SEPARATE ME FROM I HAD OTHER CO-WORKERS. >>Reporter: SHE REPORTED THE ALLEGED HARASSMENT TO YAHOO! HR.>>PLEASE, PLEASE MOVE ME TO ANOT ANOTHER. I DON’T FEEL SAFE. >>Reporter: AS A RESULT YAHOO! SAID SHE ASKED HER TO STAY HOME WHILE THEY CONDUCTED THE INVESTIGATION. >>THAT WAS THE HARDEST TIME I WENT THROUGH. YOU KNOW, AFTER MONTHS I FINALLY WENT TO MY FAMILY DOCTOR. I TOLD HER, YOU KNOW, I HAVE DEPRESSION. >>Reporter: ZHANG ALSO SAYS HER REPUTATION HAS BEEN DAMAGED. NAN SHI HERSELF CLAIMS BOTH EMOTIONAL AND FINANCIAL DAMAGES AS QUESTIONS LINGERED. >>I JUST SIT HERE AND KEEP AS

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