The co-founder of a “period-proof underwear” startup called Thinx recently stepped down from her leadership role after a former employee accused her of sexual harassment.
Chelsea Leibow alleges that her former boss, ex-CEO Miki Agrawal, “touched an employee’s breasts and asked her to expose them, routinely changed clothes in front of employees, and conducted meetings via video conference while in bed, apparently unclothed,” according to New York Magazine. Other allegations include Agrawal sending nude photos of herself and others (like her fiancé) to colleagues, analyzing the size and shape of coworker’s boobs, and detailing her past sexual experiences.
Leibow reportedly filed a legal complaint with the City of New York Commission on Human Rights not long after allegedly being fired for complaining about Agrawal’s workplace conduct. (RELATED: Uber Dismisses Vice President For Omitting History Of Alleged Sexual Harassment)
Thinx, the company that sells “period panties for modern women,” says it has not been notified of any official charges or complaints, according to Business Insider.
Agrawal vehemently denies the accusations.
“The company commissioned a third party employment law firm to conduct extensive diligence on each allegation and they all came back false and without any merit,” Agrawal wrote in an updated blog post. “To be crystal clear, I know I’m passionate and oft unruly in my ways (as a taboo breaker must be), but I have never, ever crossed the line in the inflammatory ways described.”
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