A woman is firing back at the Orthodox owners of a lingerie store, who allegedly fired her for being “too hot.”
Lauren Odes, 29, held a press conference Tuesday to announce her case against Native Intimates, a New York based shop. Odes, who worked as a temp at the store for one week, accused the owners of putting her through a humiliating trial during her short tenure.
First, Odes alleges her employers asked her to tape down her breasts, which they deemed “distracting.” Then, Odes was made to cover up in a red bathrobe. When the owners asked her to leave and buy a long sweater to wear over her clothing, Odes said she was fired while out shopping.
Odes’ lawyer, celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, said a complaint has been filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
“Given their business product, I don’t understand why I would be told I was just ‘too hot,’” Odes said at the press conference.
“The company’s treatment of Ms. Odes was particularly ironic considering that it sells women’s undergarments and keeps a showroom with bras, lingerie and other intimate clothing,” Allred added. “No woman should be told that her breasts are too large, her body too appealing and her appearance too attractive for the male leadership of that company.”