Legal battle erupts between US billionaire boss' company and Turkish girlfriend
From online dispatches
A Turkish woman has filed a lawsuit against her deceased billionaire boyfriend’s company after the firm’s other partner fired her following the death of her love interest, the New York Post has reported.
Emel Dilek started to work at the auto company, Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich, as a “business development and marketing manager” for a $120,000-a-year salary after moving in with her married boyfriend, Ronald Pecunies, in 2005.
The company, however, recently fired the woman after the Pecunies died in 2010 at the age of 80, noting that "Pecunies had no right to ink a four-year pact with her in 2009.”
Dilek has sued the company on charges of "breach of a four-year employment contract,” according to reports.
Meanwhile, the other partner, Arthur Watson, also filed a lawsuit against Dilek, accusing her of enriching herself and committing theft by shopping on the company's credits card and globe-trotting with Pecunies.
Asked which job responsibilities she did on a “regular basis,” Watson said “she used to sleep with Ron.”
However, a Manhattan federal judge has sided with Dilek, saying that “while the circumstances surrounding this contract are unusual in a theatrical sense – indeed they are worthy of a made-for-television movie – the contract itself is not so unusual in the relevant legal sense.”
The court has decided to continue the case and rejected the company's counter-claims.