Two former female employees of the Los Angeles-based indie Latin label Nacional Records filed a lawsuit yesterday (July 22) against its founder Tomas Cookman. The complaint contained 15 charges against Cookman that included sexual harassment, wrongful termination and failure to pay all wages earned. Cookman denied the charges.
The complaint, filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court and which named Tomas Cookman, Nacional Records and Cookman International as defendants, alleged that Cookman continually harassed receptionist Montserrat Perez along with intern, and later assistant, Claudia Becerra. It further claims that he failed to pay Becerra while she was an intern last summer, which is a violation of California law, according to the lawsuit.
Through his attorneys, Cookman vehemently denied all allegations.