Interestingly, the lawyer representing Fournier is none other than Gloria Allred, who's basically known for always wanting to be known—as explored in her current profile in Los Angeles Magazine this month. Allred previously worked on the Herman Cain sexual harassment case.
About the current Starwood lawsuit, Allred had this to say:
"She made it very clear she was not interested in him. In fact, she went to her hotel room to get away from him. Once she was inside her locked room she felt safe.
However, now it was the same man whom she had rebuffed who was climbing into her bed and groping her naked body. She was certain she was about to be raped."
Sadly, though she emerged physically unharmed, Fournier was so rattled by the event that she has given up her job retreated to Florida, where she now lives with her parents.
Just two months ago, we made a big deal about always deadbolting your hotel room door. Because whether its jewels or your safety at stake, you never know who might be lurking around that hotel hallway. And you really don't want to find out. As pro skater Jerome Rogers so expertly demonstrated last week inside Manhattan's Affinia Shelburne.
[Photo: Hotel Kamp]