HOUSEWARMING: Melissa DeRosa, chief of staff to the governor, had a housewarming party in Brooklyn Heights this weekend, with husband Matt Wing, a former aide to the governor and Bill de Blasio, who now is the northeast spokesman for Uber. At their party were: Cuomo aide Alphonso David; Democratic spokeswoman Lis Smith; NY1 reporters Grace Rauh and Zack Fink; De Blasio aide Lincoln Restler; Cuomo press secretary Dani Lever; Ashley Cotton, a senior v.p. for Forest City Ratner and former Cuomo aide. Also, an attendee said “their new rooftop terrace … has a view of Joe Lhota’s rooftop.”
While that's part of the lawsuit, more prominent are claims of racial discrimination and retaliation, with black employees claiming repeated abuse by white supervisors, preferential treatment toward Hispanic colleagues, and retaliation in response to complaints.
Two individual supervisors, for example, are charged with referring to black employees as “black motherfucker,” “dumb black bitch,” “black monkey,” “piece of shit” and “nigger.”
Two have referred to an employee blind in one eye as “cyclops,” and “the one-eyed guy,” and an employee with a nose disorder as “the nose guy.”
There's been no official response yet though arena spokesman Barry Baum told the Daily News they, but take “allegations of this kind very seriously” and have "a zero tolerance policy for…