Suit: Ex-Dentsu creative chief alleges offensive work climate

11/1/2007 | Adweek · Advertising Age (tiered subscription model)

Ex-Dentsu USA CD Steve Biegel has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, claiming he was fired after complaining about Dentsu Holdings USA CEO Toyo Shigeta's allegedly offensive behavior. In the 21-page complaint, Biegel details his former boss's alleged sexual exploits, including a 2004 incident in which Biegel says Shigeta pressured him and another employee to visit a Czech brothel. The agency said it would file a countersuit against Biegel, charging that he has libeled and defrauded the company.

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