There’s hassle in paradise at Atlantic Metropolis’s Ocean Resort On line casino, in line with a nightlife guru who’s suing the property for $10 million.
Joe Morrissey — a associate within the on line casino membership HQ2, which launched to nice fanfare final spring and hosted visitors from Heidi Klum to Shaquille O’Neal — claims in New York State Supreme Courtroom paperwork filed Thursday that he was stiffed out of the membership’s seven-figure income and compelled out.
Morrissey — who’s now working with Scores and Robert’s Steakhouse in NYC — claims he helped the resort’s proprietor increase $10 million in change for a $200,000 annual wage, 30 p.c of HQ2’s income and 49 p.c of any sale of the membership.
However he provides in court docket papers that his relationship with on line casino proprietor Bruce Deifik soured after a feminine worker advised him “that she was uncomfortable with [Deifik] routinely asking her and her mates . . . to come back see the good view from his presidential suite on the on line casino.” And that unnamed “feminine workers confused to Mr. Morrissey that all of them felt obligated to drink and socialize with [Deifik] to be able to be employed.”
When he confronted Deifik, Morrissey alleges he was “bullied and humiliated” and pushed out. He claims the on line casino’s searching for a brand new purchaser, and attempting to maintain him out of any deal. Reps didn’t get again to us.