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Fire Island Pines Manager Named in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Tuesday Nov 14, 2017
Invasion of Fire Island Pines
Invasion of Fire Island Pines  (Source:EDGE)

The Weinstein effect appears to have hit the shores of gay vacation mecca Fire Island Pines. A pair of former employees of local dining and entertainment monopoly Outpost Pines is suing for sexual harassment and assault.

According to The New York Post, Joe Rapuano-Novella, 22, and Dylan Pace, 22, filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that their boss in Fire Island Pines made numerous unwelcome sexual advances and ordered them to promote live sex shows while they were employees during the summer of 2016.

Named in the lawsuit is manager Mario Priola, who Rapuano-Novella alleges hired him via a Skype interview where he requested that he take off his shirt. Pace alleges that Priola asked him to report to his hot tub on the island.

Rapuano-Novella charges in the suit that Priola repeatedly asked him to sleep over and "groped his penis."

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