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Air Hollywood and The Pan Am Experience and Their Owner, Talaat Captan,

Sued for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Lawsuit Alleges That Defendant Talaat Captan Views His Female Employees and Customers as Sex
Objects Who Are, or Should be, Available on Demand to Satisfy His Sexual Needs and That He
Coerces His Young Female Employees to Participate in After Hours Pornography Shoots on
Work Premises Where Disney, WB, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC-Universal, Paramount, 20th Century Fox,
Sony Pictures, DreamWorks, Lionsgate, Netflix, Hulu, FX, and Amazon Studios Shoot Shows.

Los Angeles, CA, September 14, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Nationally-known plaintiffs' employment rights law
firm Helmer Friedman LLP, announced today that Jane Doe has sued Air Hollywood, The Pan Am
Experience, and Talaat Captan for alleged sexual harassment and retaliation.

The lawsuit, Jane Doe v. Air Hollywood, The Pan Am Experience, and Talaat Captan (Los Angeles
Superior Court Case No. BC675633), alleges that Air Hollywood/The Pan Am Experience is a seething
cesspool of sexual harassment in which the owner, Defendant Captan, views his female employees and
customers as sex objects who are, or should be, available on demand to satisfy his sexual needs and
desires. Indeed, the lawsuit alleges that Defendant Captan tells his female employees that they are
objects that he owns and he refers to them by sexually degrading epithets including by calling them
sluts, whores, and bitches. Consistent with his negative view of women as being subservient to
men, Defendant Captan pays female employees less than male employees for equal work, the lawsuit
alleges.

According to the lawsuit, allegedly, Defendant Captan coerces his female employees to participate in
after hours pornography shoots on work premises, that he incessantly talks about his desire (or lack
thereof) to f*ck them or j*ck off to them, that he leers at his female employees and customers from
head-to-toe as he checks them out, makes comments about their bodies (whether he deems them to be
too fat and/or their breasts and buttocks to be too small or large), and that he loudly expresses his
opinions about the types of food that they eat and whether he thinks they need to work out.

The lawsuit further alleges that Defendant Captan's sexually inappropriate conduct is so egregious that
Air Hollywood's Chief Revenue Officer, Robert Shalhoub, has admitted to several of Defendant Captan's
victims that Defendant Captan is like Donald J. Trump in his derogatory attitudes about and toward
women.

The lawsuit alleges, when Jane Doe complained to him about his sexually inappropriate behavior and
asked him to stop, Defendant Captan retaliated against her and constructively fired her.

Finally, the lawsuit alleges that, in addition to sexual harassment, Defendants Captan and Air Hollywood
also engaged in rampant wage theft and other illegal wage and hour practices including not providing
Jane Doe - a non-exempt employee (who neither supervised anyone nor regularly exercised discretion or
independent judgment) and other non-exempt employees - with rest periods, and often cut short Jane
Doe's and the other non-exempt employees' meal periods and/or forced these employees to forgo them

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Jane Doe is represented by Helmer Friedman, LLP a Beverly Hills, California law firm that represents
employees and other individuals seeking to assert their rights. Although Helmer Friedman LLP is
primarily known for representing employees, the law firm also represents consumers in virtually all types
of cases against companies including taking on complex appellate matters. Indeed, earlier this year the
firm obtained a unanimous decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in a lawsuit against Fannie Mae.

Ms. Doe's attorney, Courtney Abrams stated, California law is clear: it is not only illegal for employers
to engage in sexual harassment but it is also illegal for employers to fire, demote or otherwise retaliate
against an employee because she complains about discrimination and harassment. Likewise, unless an
employee falls within very limited exceptions, California wage and hour law requires that the employer
pay overtime to employees working more than 8 hours a day and/or 40 hours per week.

Current and former employees of Air Hollywood and The Pan Am Experience who wish to report their
work experiences or learn more about the lawsuit should visit
http://www.helmerfriedman.com/airhollywood-panamexperience-talaat-captan-sued-sexual-harassment.
This webpage will allow witnesses and employees interested in protecting their rights to contact counsel
for Jane Doe.

For more information, please contact Andrew H. Friedman - afriedman@helmerfriedman.com - or


Courtney Abrams - cabrams@helmerfriedman.com - at 310-396-7714. Similarly, if you are a witness or
have information that would be relevant to Ms. Doe's claims please contact Mr. Friedman and/or Ms.
Abrams.

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Helmer Friedman LLP
Andrew H. Friedman
310-396-7714
Contact via Email
www.helmerfriedman.com

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