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Alexander McQueen's flagship store in New York City has been hit with yet another discrimination lawsuit this year after a Latina saleswoman said she was forced to endure ethnic and personal slurs for a decade.
Moselle Blanco said that she was called derogatory named by her bosses while she worked at the posh British-based fashion house in Manhattan. According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday, Blanco says her superiors called her names like "burrito face" and "Goya princess" and ignored her complaints, reports the New York Daily News.
Blanco says one sales manager in particular singled her out and went as far as to spread vicious rumors about her during her decade-long career at the high-end designer store, according to court papers.
Blanco said that she was told that she had "greasy hands like a Mexican," and was prohibited to touch the furs because she would get oil on them. One manager allegedly claimed she was drunk at work, that she gained weight easily, had a claw foot and called her "taco smoke."
For years, Blanco said her managers "made light" of her complaints.
Blanco was eventually fired from the store in September 2012 after she allegedly failed to retrieve a dress that had been sent to Jessica Seinfeld on consignment. It was considered punishment for her prematurely ringing up, as sales, clothes that had been sent to two other clients.
Back in July, an African-American security guard named Othman Ibela filed a discrimination suit against the company claiming he contemplated suicide after being taunted by managers over his African ancestry, reports Fox News Latino.