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Crime Jury orders billionaire Alki David to pay $50 million in punitive damages in sexual battery suit

02:15  03 december  2019
02:15  03 december  2019 Source:   latimes.com

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COCA-COLA billionaire Alki David has admitted to walking around his office without trousers and playing adult movies for staff after losing £8.5 million in a sexual harassment lawsuit . The 50 -year-old entrepreneur claimed he's 'just having fun' in the workplace as he unzipped his trousers during an

On Friday, a jury awarded Jones .1 million in compensatory damages and a further million in punitive damages for committing sexual battery . The Greek Coca-Cola billionaire entrepreneur has been ordered to pay million in a sexual assault trial. Alkiviades ' Alki ' David , whose family

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury ordered controversial British Greek hologram entrepreneur Alki David to pay $50 million in punitive damages on Monday after finding him liable for battery, sexual battery and sexual harassment against a former employee.

Alki David in a blue shirt: MALIBU, CALIFORNIA SEPT. 6, 2019-- Hollywood executive Alki David is best know for operating a hologram company that projected images of Tupac and Michael Jackson, among others. Photographed at his home in Malibu on Sept. 6, 2019.© Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS MALIBU, CALIFORNIA SEPT. 6, 2019-- Hollywood executive Alki David is best know for operating a hologram company that projected images of Tupac and Michael Jackson, among others. Photographed at his home in Malibu on Sept. 6, 2019.

Last week, the same jury awarded Mahim Khan, a former production assistant who worked at David’s media companies, including FilmOn TV and Alki David Productions Inc., $8.25 million in compensatory damages.

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On Friday, the jury found David and his companies, Hologram USA Inc. and Alki David Productions Inc., liable to Reeves for sexual battery and sexual harassment Reeves' lawyer, Nathan Goldberg, had recommended million in compensatory damages and million in punitive damages .

Billionaire Alki David , 50 , has admitted that he walks around his office without pants on and plays adult films for his employees - but insists it is just entertainment. David was last week ordered to pay million in damages to former employee, 42-year-old Chastity Jones, after she accused him of

Among the allegations in Khan’s lawsuit, she said that in 2014 David, heir to a Coca-Cola bottling fortune (he ranked 58th in the Sunday Times list of the richest U.K. residents in 2019 with a net worth in the billions) thrust his pelvic area into her face, simulated oral sex, moaned, zipped up his pants and walked away saying, “Thanks, M.K.”

The ruling is the third verdict this year against David, who has been accused of numerous acts of inappropriate behavior by former employees.

This latest award brings the amount of verdicts against David to nearly $74 million. Two additional sexual harassment cases are pending.

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A Greek billionaire has been ordered to pay .35 million in damages for sexual battery against a former employee after a California jury heard he Media mogul Alki David , 51, had been accused of sexual battery against Lauren Reeves, who worked as a writer and on-air performer for FilmOn, a

Punitive damages , or exemplary damages , are damages assessed in order to punish the defendant for outrageous conduct and/or to reform or deter the defendant and others from engaging in conduct similar to that which formed the basis of the lawsuit .

A California jury in April ordered David to pay another employee, Chasity Jones, $11.1 million. She said he fired her after she refused to have sex with him. Jones later agreed to a reduction in compensatory damages by $437,120. Punitive damages remained at $8 million. Last month, a judge ordered David to pay her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, attorney fees totaling $1.34 million.

Last month, a jury found in favor of Lauren Reeves, a former comedy writer at Hologram USA, awarding her $650,000 in compensatory damages and $4.35 million in punitive damages. In 2016, Reeves alleged David put his hands on her throat and pushed her chair into a wall, banging her head, among other claims. According to her suit, David told Reeves that he needed to buy supplies for his “rape room.”

In October, a jury deadlocked in former FilmOn account executive Elizabeth Taylor’s case and the judge declared a mistrial. A suit filed in 2016 was settled out of court.

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Alki David was ordered to pay £8.5 million for allegedly stroking a female employee’s legsCredit: Getty - Contributor. On Friday, a jury in California awarded Jones £2.3 million in compensatory damages and a further £6 million in punitive damages for committing sexual battery

A California jury on Tuesday ordered media entrepreneur Alki David to pay .35 million in punitive damages for committing sexual battery against a The punitive verdict brings an end to an often surreal trial in which David 's raucous and profane behavior prompted handwringing by attorneys and

David has disputed the allegations of sexual misconduct, saying, “I never touched any of these women.”

David, who represented himself in the Taylor trial, remained belligerent, defiant and disruptive throughout his multiple trials in Los Angeles County Superior Court. He frequently erupted in profanity-laced outbursts while mocking his accusers and their attorneys, earning him nearly $10,000 in sanctions; he was ejected from the courtroom on several occasions.

The judge in the Khan trial revoked David’s right to represent himself, prompting him to bolt from the courtroom.

In a statement following the jury’s awarding Khan $50-million in punitive damages, David protested his innocence while criticizing the decision, the judge, as well as Lisa Bloom, who represented two of his accusers, and Gloria Allred and her partner Nathan Goldberg, who represented Khan. “How is it justice if I’m not allowed to present any defense at all?” he said.

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