Palestinian man shot and arrested after trying to cut security fence near Meitar

Israeli soldier near secuirty fence illustration 
By: Moses Gold

A Palestinian man was shot and arrested after he allegedly tries to cut a security fence surrounding a Jewish neighborhood in southern Israel, according to Israeli military officials.

Israel Defense Forces soldiers shot and wounded the Palestinian man, who was trying to sabotage the security fence near the town of Meitar located in the northern Negev, on Sunday.

The man, who was seen trying to sabotage the security fence that separates the West Bank and the city of Meitar, was shot after several warning shots were fired.

The suspect was taken to Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva, where he was listed as in stable condition.

Meitar, a town of about 6,000, is located just south of the West Bank in the northern Negev, near Be’er Sheva.

This man was not the only Palestinian to get into trouble with Israeli forces recently.

As we reported earlier, a Palestinian terrorist was killed after he rammed a tractor into an Israeli army base in the Israeli controlled West Bank, according to Israeli military officials.

An Israeli military spokesperson said that troops shot dead a Palestinian after he drove a mechanical digger through the gate of a military base near Jerusalem, on Thursday.

Photos of the incident show a yellow bulldozer pushed against an armored military patrol vehicle at the base between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah.

"A Palestinian, who posed an immediate threat to the lives of the soldiers nearby, was killed after being shot by troops," the spokesperson said.

Peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians resumed in late July after three years of stagnation, but there has been no sign of a breakthrough and violent incidents have been increasing in recent months.

Eight other Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli soldiers and three Israelis have died in clashes and shootings since July.

First Yad Vashem award for Arab who saved Jews during Holocaust rejected by family

The honorary plaque 
By: Debbie Gross

The Yad Vashem organization of Jerusalem, Israel, honored the family of an Arab man, who risked his life to save Jews during the Holocaust, with a righteous among the nations award, the first for an Arab man.

Egyptian doctor Mohamed Helmy was honored posthumously last month, by Israel's Holocaust memorial organization for hiding Jews in Berlin, during the Nazi genocide.

In an effort to hand over the honorary certificate to Helmy’s family, members were tracked down this week in Cairo, but family members did want to accept the award, one of the most prestigious in Israel.

"If any other country offered to honor Helmy we would have been happy with it," Mervat Hassan, the wife of the great-nephew of Helmy, said.

Hassan said the family was not interested in the award from Israel, because relations between Egypt and Israel remain hostile, despite the fact that a peace treaty was signed three decades ago.

Syrian snipers shooting at pregnant women for fun

Syrian sniper illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A British doctor in Syria was horrified after seeing how Syrian snipers were shooting pregnant women for fun.

“Snipers are deliberately shooting pregnant women in Syria, in a bid to win packs of cigarettes when hitting their targets,” a British doctor testified.

David Nott, who recently spent five weeks as a volunteer surgeon at a hospital in Syria, said the wounds of injured civilian victims of snipers suggested that armed men were targeting different body parts to shoot every day, and on some days they targeted pregnant women’s bellies.

"One day they would shoot people in the groin. The following day, they would shoot people on the left side of the chest," the doctor said.

"After the first patients arrived in the morning, you could predict how the rest of the day would like. It was like a game. I heard that the snipers were winning packs of cigarettes for hitting the right targets," Nott also said.

Amazon caught selling numerous Holocaust denying books

Holocaust denying book for sale on Amazon 
By: David Ross

One of the largest Internet retailers was criticized after Holocaust denying books popped up for sale on its website.

Amazon is now selling Holocaust denying books as well as white supremacist literature.

The online retailer sports titles like The myth of the extermination of the Jews and building a Whiter and Brighter World.

Some of the books denying the Holocaust are for sale in Austria, France and Germany, countries whose laws prohibit such literature.

The books are also illegal in Liechtenstein, where Amazon maintains its European headquarters to reduce its tax burden.

Among the books of Holocaust denial is Did Six Million Really Die?

The book doubts the validity of claims about the gas chambers and many stories of survivors.

“The gas chamber shown to tourists is false," the book states.

Another book, The Synagogue of Satan, accuses the Jews of engaging in slave trading, among other charges.

Successful New York attorney saved from deadly infection at Jerusalem hospital

Michael Weiss 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A New York attorney said that he is lucky to be alive thanks to a Jerusalem hospital, according to a report in Hadassah.org.

"I am alive today because the doctors at Hadassah are not constrained by the traditional paradigm of medical practice or typical treatment modalities," says Michael Weiss, who was recently a very ill patient at the Hadassah Medical Organization. Read about his experience and his admiration for Hadassah's physicians.

Mr. Weiss, an intellectual property attorney with Cahill Gordon & Reindel in New York, had been visiting Israel with his family and a tour group over the Passover holiday. He is no stranger to medical treatment and pharmaceuticals, since this area is one of his legal specialties. On the last day of the holiday, he suddenly experienced a sharp pain in his ear and began to feel woozy. The hotel physician was called and diagnosed an ear infection. Despite the antibiotic prescribed for him, that night, Mr. Weiss found himself in worse pain. Again, the hotel physician was called and this time, he recommended that Mr. Weiss go to the hospital to have the fluid drained from his ear.

By the time he reached the Hadassah Medical Organization, Mr. Weiss said, he was "violently ill." With the fluid removed, Mr. Weiss still had hopes of flying home as scheduled. When he went to the emergency room to get some pain medication, however, he realized the pain was escalating. Neurologist Dr. Asaf Honig examined him and, although other than an intense headache Mr. Weiss was not exhibiting typical symptoms of bacterial meningitis such as fever and confusion, Dr. Honig suspected he might have contracted bacterial meningitis as a complication of his ear infection.

Consequently, among the diagnostic tests he ordered was a spinal tap, an analysis of Mr. Weiss' cerebrospinal fluid, which is a definitive means to diagnose meningitis. In another hospital, Dr. Weiss relates, there would be an excellent chance he would not have been tested for bacterial meningitis, "let alone diagnosed and treated quickly enough to save his life and prevent a lifetime of adverse health effects."

When bacterial meningitis is left undiagnosed, Mr. Weiss brings out, it is fatal 90 percent of the time! As many medical experts told Mr. Weiss when he returned home, "This is an example of a miracle diagnosis. You are lucky to be alive!" For Mr. Weiss, however, "the miracle is the miracle of Hadassah itself." As he explains: "Not only does Hadassah generate cutting-edge research, but also its physicians, themselves, are continually at the cutting-edge of knowledge."

Hadassah's specialists treated Mr. Weiss with intravenous antibiotics and steroids and informed him that he could not get on a plane for 14 days. Mr. Weiss spent the next two weeks at Hadassah, recovering. "It is the mindset of Hadassah that makes the difference," he comments.

During his remarks at the Jewish Museum gala, Mr. Weiss noted that the then upcoming Jewish festival of Succot is also referred to as Z'man Simchateinu, the holiday of rejoicing. He expressed gratitude that, because of the doctors at Hadassah, he was able to enjoy the holiday with his family and thus had an extra reason to be rejoicing this year.

When the Holy Temple was in existence, Mr. Weiss also pointed out, the Rabbis teach that during the festival of Succot, 70 sacrifices were made for the benefit of all the nations of the world. "This fits perfectly with Hadassah's mission of enhancing the health of people worldwide," Mr. Weiss said. This mission, he added, "is echoed in the vision of Hadassah's founder, Henrietta Szold, who stated that one of the core values of the organization was not only 'the healing of the daughters of our people', but also the healing of the nations."

Ruby Tuesday waitress who paid soldiers’ bills gets $10,000 for her kindness

Sarah Hoidahl gets $10,000 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A waitress, who decided to pay two soldiers’ restaurant bills, received a $10,000 gift this week.

The New Hampshire waitress made headlines after she paid for lunch on behalf of two National Guard soldiers, who were affected by the federal government shutdown. Now, Ellen DeGeneres has repaid her over 300 times.

Sarah Hoidahl, a waitress in Concord, just wanted to do a good thing for the soldiers, so she paid for their lunch. It cost $27.75.

On Friday, DeGeneres gave her a check for $10,000.

An emotional Hoidahl buried her face in her hands and DeGeneres thanked her saying: "You're a good person."

DeGeneres also gave her a 50-inch TV.

As we reported earlier, A warm-hearted restaurant waitress wanted to do something good for National Guard members during these difficult times, so she decided to pay their restaurant bills.

A Ruby Tuesday waitress paid the bill for two National Guard members, who have been working without pay during a government shutdown.

The two women told waitress Sarah Hoidahl that they were watching their spending because they were furloughed due to the government shut down, and they are tight on money.

"I was kind of like, 'I'm going to do a good deed today,' and I wrote a little note," Hoidahl said.

A note, which has been posted on the restaurant's Facebook page, reads as follows.

Thanks to the government shut down the people like you that protect this country are not getting paid. However, I still am. Lunch is on me. Thank you for serving ladies. Have a good day. Sarah.

Mom acts as gateway driver after 20-year-old robs elderly man

Jesse James Dillen  
By: John Roberts

A mother and son got into trouble after a surveillance camera showed her being the getaway driver for her son, who robbed a man.

Officials in Palm Beach County, Florida, arrested Jesse James Dillen, 20, on Tuesday, after he was seen on surveillance video robbing an elderly man.

78-year-old Arthur E. Nieding, was walking to his car outside a Walmart in Greenacres, Florida, when Dillen walked over and stole the elderly man’s wallet.

Nieding told police he was about to open the car door when the suspect ran up behind him, pushed him and grabbed his wallet, which contained $40 and some credit cards.

After he stole the wallet, surveillance video showed Dillen running over to a white Kia SUV and was driven away.
Detectives located the vehicle and found Dillen in the car with his mother, Anne Negron, behind the wheel.

The mother was questioned by police and her car was searched. At first, Negron denied involvement in the crime. Later, she allegedly told investigators the Dillen ran up to the van with a wallet, which he threw into a dumpster.

Officers retrieved the wallet, which was empty.

Dillen faces charges of theft and elder abuse, and is currently being held on $30,000 bond. So far, Negron has not been charged.
A man identifying himself as the father of Dillen and the husband of Negron, said that his wife is innocent.


Man charged with aggravated assault after shooting at imaginary thief

Roger Sartori 
By: David Ross

A man in Florida, was charged with assault after he had a fight with an imaginary person.

Hernando County deputies have charged a man with aggravated assault after he opened fire on an invisible person, who he perceived as a threat to himself.

Roger Sartori, 53, of Brooksville, was arrested after his daughter and her boyfriend came home and heard Sartori having an argument with another person, when in reality there was nobody else in the room.

Sartori's daughter said she heard her father saying: "So you are going to take my stuff from me, do you want to play these games, huh?" The couple said they heard Sartori chasing the invisible person while yelling: "Come back here."

The daughter reportedly told detectives that at that point she saw a flash of light outside the bedroom window and heard two shots. She did not see her father with a gun.

Sartori's daughter and her boyfriend, ran away out of fear for their own safety, according to the arrest report.

When officers arrived, Sartori denied shooting or threatening anyone with a gun. Deputies found three handguns in his residence.
One was loaded, and four bullets had been discharged.

Sartori was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. He is being held on $2,500 bond.

Man and woman plead guilty to having oral sex on airplane

Chris Martin, left, pictured with television
chef Gordon Ramsay 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

Some people apparently, have a hard time understanding that other people do not want to see them having sex.

A man and a woman were arrested for participating in oral sex in front of other passengers.

In fact, they did it twice during their two-hour flight commercial flight to Las Vegas, Nevada.

The two pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in Las Vegas.

Christopher Martin, 44, of Applegate Valley, Oregon, who worked as a winemaker, and Jessica Stroble, 33, of Medford, Oregon, who worked in a salon, pleaded guilty in absentia on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas, to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

Martin and Stroble took a plea deal in which prosecutors agreed to drop the more serious charges that could have resulted in a prison sentences of 90 days.

The two were ordered to pay a fine of $250 each.

Martin, who worked for his family's winery business called Troon Vineyards, appeared on television with chef Gordon Ramsay just days before his arrest. His father fired him from the job after his arrest.

“I have lost my job, my reputation and damaged the legacy I had worked 10 years to nurture and grow. I will learn from this and move on to the next chapter in my life,” Martin said.

New Jersey teen, 15, kills two strangers while committing suicide

Mohammed Zia, Ali Behzad, and Srijan Saha 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) Three families were left shattered when a 15-year-old boy decided to commit suicide.

Srijan Saha took his parents' 1995 Honda Civic without permission and drove at a speed over 90 mph the wrong way on Route 27 in North Edison, New Jersey, colliding head-on with a 2011 Nissan Altima.

The collision killed both men in the Nissan, and the teenager. The two men were identified as brothers-in-law Mohammed Zia, 46, and Ali Behzad, 35. Each left behind three children.

The two men had gone for coffee and were a block away from their house at the time of the accident.
Police sources said that the teen had a suicide note in his arm, but did not reveal what it said.

Prosecutor Andrew Carey has confirmed that the accident is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
Saha and Behzad were pronounced dead at the scene, and Zia died in a hospital shortly thereafter.

Saha, who loved rap music and luxury cars according to his Facebook page, was remembered with a moment of silence in his classrooms at the John P. Stevens High School in Edison. Friends remember Saha, a sophomore in high school, as a talented artist.

Men can now get instant sexy body with new undershirt

Ash Bhunnoo (center) with models wearing the undershirts 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) Do you want to look sexy and attract the girls without hitting the gym? Now you can, thanks to the ingenious undershirt designed by a boxing coach and his friend, who is an accountant.

Ash Bhunnoo, 45, and friend Ricky Robinson, 42, of Britain came up with the “Funkybod Muscle Top.”

The undershirt covers the soft skin with pads that not only look like toned muscles, but actually feel real. A foam material hides the flabby, soft flesh underneath and gives the man the appearance of having buff muscles.

The men admit that it took a while before they finally found the right material that worked. Now, they finally got the effect they wanted.

Women have always been able to get instant bigger breast with padded bras, now, men are able to get an instant six-pack, firm pecs and triceps, with the undershirt.

So far, the company sold 1,000 Funkybod undershirts through their website. They run their business from home as a side business. The padded undershirt comes in black and white. They have four different sizes depending on how buff the person wants to look.

The undershirt appears to be especially popular among Californians, as many shirts were ordered by people in California, according to Bhunnoo.

The shirts sell for £29.99 or about $50.00. The two inventors admit that they use the Funkybod undershirt from time to time when they go out to bars.

Man accidentally shoots wife while arguing with his former wife’s boyfriend

Gary Schussler at the door and Tony Molchak
on the steps 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A woman was shot while recording a fight between her husband and his former wife’s boyfriend.

The video shows the husband grabbing a gun and accidentally shooting his own wife during a custody exchange.

The dramatic confrontation between a Ohio man and his former wife's boyfriend ended when he accidentally shot his current wife in the back.

Tony Molchak of Solon, dropped off his daughter at his former wife’s house in Chardon. Molchak did not come alone. His current wife Shelley Molchak accompanied him.

When Tony Molchak got to his former wife’s house in Chardon Township, Ohio, he got into an argument with Gary Schussler, who is the boyfriend of his former wife.

The video, which was recorded by Molchak’s current wife Shelley, shows the two men were arguing when Molchak threw the first punch at Schussler.

Schussler then pulled his gun from its holster. He is seen on video kicking Shelley Molchak, and the cell phone she was holding fell to the ground.

At that point, Schussler accidentally dropped his gun and Molchak grabbed the gun. "I have the gun now! " Molchak was heard saying.

Molchak accidentally fired the loaded gun, shooting his wife in the back. She was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center with a collapsed lung.

Schussler's lawyer defends his client's right to pull a gun while on his own property. "Molchak entered the property of my client, and my client did what he had to do to protect himself," attorney Michael Peterson said.

Schussler’s neighbor, Township Trustee Michael Brown, also defended Schussler’s actions. “I’ve lived next to Gary for 10 years and he has never done anything irresponsible,” Brown said.

Both men were arrested. Schussler was charged with having a weapon while intoxicated and assault against Shelley Molchak.
Tony Molchak was charged with negligent assault against his wife.

McDonald’s worker deliberately serves raw meat to police officer

The raw meat burger  
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) A McDonald's worker was seen on surveillance video deliberately sabotaging a police officer’s burger.

Police officer Rob Moore stopped at the McDonald’s drive-through in Derry, New Hampshire, where he ordered a double quarter pounder with cheese.

"I was the only one at the restaurant. I drove through and I was in full uniform," Moore said.
He grabbed his order and took four bites before realizing that something was wrong.

"I took the bread off and the first burger was cooked, but the second patty was an uncooked mess. I'm sitting there holding it. I could not believe what I just ate,” he said.

Officer Moore believes that it was not an accident. "A lot of people do not like the police. All the circumstances point to it being done deliberately,” the officer said.

Moore became very sick and was unable to sleep all night. He contacted the franchise owner and was told that the chef was a manager in training.

After investigating the incident, the franchise owner told the officer that surveillance video shows the chef fooling around with the cooker while preparing the officer’s burger.

“We take matters regarding food safety and quality very seriously. We have investigated the issue and have resolved the customer’s concern at the restaurant level,” McDonald’s said in a statement.

Officer Moore believes there should be more stringent procedures for monitoring employees.
So far no charges have been filed against the employee.

Outrage after school employee who taped autistic child’s mouth is back on the job

Rio Grande High School 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A teacher’s aide was suspended after she allegedly taped the mouth of an autistic child, according to school officials in New Mexico.

Now, the aide to a high school teacher is back from administrative leave following an investigation into a complaint that she taped the mouth of a student with special needs.

The incident happened last month at the Rio Grande High School in Albuquerque.

The incident happened after a tenth grader, who is autistic and uses a wheelchair, was meowing like a cat while hiking with his special education class. The assistant told the boy that if he did not stop, she will place tape over his mouth.

After the class returned to the school, the boy kept making noise, so the assistant applied several pieces of tape over his upper and lower lip in an attempt to silence him.

School officials suspended the assistant for three weeks, one of which was unpaid, and also issued a letter of reprimand that was placed in her personnel file.

The teacher, who was also placed on leave after the incident on September 24, said that the aide playfully placed a strip of tape on the child's upper lip.

Police seen on video catching cat red handed smuggling drugs into prison

The cat with the drugs 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) Police detained a cat after it was caught red-handed smuggling drugs into prison, according to a statement released by police in Moldova.

Prison officials said that they have caught a cat smuggling cannabis to inmates on Friday.

“We found that a gray and white cat had two drug packages tied to its neck, inside a large purple collar,” a police spokesperson said.

Guards sniffed out the illegal goods after they realized that the cat seemed to be going in and out of prison through a hole in the fence.

A video of the cat being captured and her necklace being removed was released by the Moldovan Ministry of Justice.

The prison is located near the city of Pruncul. A resident of Pruncul is believed to have been sending the packages in jail.

Drunk driver who crashed into pharmacy escapes to bar to continue drinking

The crash scene 
By: Shifra Unger

A man who allegedly crashed into a pharmacy while driving drunk, fled to a nearby bar and continued drinking until police arrived, according to police reports in Georgia.

Atlanta Police said that a suspected drunken driver crashed his car through the front of a pharmacy on Friday, and then walked away from the wreckage to a nearby bar, where he continued drinking.

Rashad Williams, 38, of Lithonia, told arresting officers that he was driving down Cheshire Bridge Road just before 3:30 a.m. in an attempt to make a left turn when he lost control of his car.

The 2012 Chrysler 200 flew across a parking lot, jumped a curb and crashed into the front glass of a Walgreens Pharmacy near the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Cheshire Bridge.

Officers who responded to the scene, found no one inside the Chrysler, but the witness, who called police said that the driver had walked to the Anchor Bar.

When officers went to the bar, the driver was sitting in the bar having a beer.

Williams was arrested by Georgia State Patrol and was charged with driving under the influence.

Dog and cat seen on video making successful joint effort to escape from locked room

A dog and cat escaping from room 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A dog and a cat that were both locked into a room made a joint effort to escape successfully from their captivity, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

Meet Dexter and Gizmo. Their owner, Matt Hirst, left them locked inside the kitchen while he was at work, but somehow, they were running around the house when he returned.

Curious to find out how the two had broken free, he pointed a camera at the door of the kitchen to see how they made their daring escape.

On the video, the stealthy cat can be seen doing most of the work up to her. The cat is seen playing with the knob of the door until it opens.

The dog looks and then, reluctantly runs away, presumably to take a nap on a comfy sofa. Just before the camera turns off, the dog is seen maliciously looking out the kitchen door to see if anyone saw its bad antics.

Woman arrested after being seen on video beating little children

Vivian Vosburg 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested and charged with child abuse after she was allegedly seen on video beating up little children, according to police reports in Florida.

Polk County Police said that a video of the mother of a 14-year-old accused of stalking a Florida teen, who later committed suicide, shows her beating several young children and screaming obscenities.

Vivian Vosburg, 30, was arrested on Friday, and has been charged with two counts of child abuse with bodily injury and four counts of child neglect.

Police said that they have received tips about the case after the abuse video was uploaded to Facebook.

The video shows what appears to be two young boys fighting in a bed. It also shows an adult female coming in the room and hitting the two boys, who eventually fall off the bed.

"Vivian repeatedly stated she was not feeling well that day, and that she had a long day at work. Vivian admitted she went too far," a police officer said.

Her 14-year-old daughter was arrested on October 14 and charged with aggravated harassment related to the death of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedgwick, who committed suicide after allegedly being harassed by the teenager. Another 12-year-old was also charged in the suicide incident.

Couple arrested after having oral sex on airplane in front of other passengers

Christopher Martin and Jessica Stroble 
By: Eva Fett

A couple was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after they had oral sex on an airplane in full view of other passengers, according to court proceedings in Nevada.

Now, the couple has pleaded guilty to the charge.

Las Vegas Police said that a man and a woman, who were accused of participating in oral sex in front of other passengers on a commercial flight, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

Christopher Martin of Applegate Valley, Oregon, and Jessica Stroble of Medford, Oregon, pleaded guilty in absentia on Wednesday, in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas, to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

Martin and Stroble were ordered to pay a fine of $250.

The plea deal resulted in the withdrawal of a more serious charge that could have resulted in a prison sentence of up to 90 days for each defendant.

"I have made many mistakes in my life, none bigger than this," Martin said in a statement. "I lost my job, my reputation and damaged my legacy, which I had worked for 10 years. I'm going to learn from this and move on to the next chapter of my life," Martin also said.

The two were charged with engaging in oral sex acts in view of other passengers on board an Allegiant Air flight on June 21. Prosecutors said they had been warned several times by the flight attendants, but they did not care.

Bank slammed for publishing picture of squirrel hanging by its nuts

The bank's offensive photo 
By: Moses Gold

A bank came under fire after publishing a photo in a local newspaper that shows a squirrel hanging by its nuts, according to photos uploaded to the Internet.

Bank Caisse d'Epargne of France, was criticized on Friday, after admitting that it published the photo of a squirrel hanging by its nuts for a marketing campaign.

The bank posted the image for its 24,000 followers on Facebook.

The photo was published with the phrase: "Because accidents do not just happen to others, our insurance will also cover temporary injuries.”

Initially, the bank’s followers on Facebook thought that the account had been targeted by hackers, but when they realized it was actually the bank’s own idea, many complained that the advertisement was in poor taste.

"It is absolutely despicable to use this for publicity. As a client, I completely disapprove. Shame on you," one disgruntled customer said.

After two hours, the bank was forced to pull the photo after it was slammed by customers and online commentators.

"We wanted to make use of social networks, but we made a mistake. It was a communication error. We have offended our Facebook followers and potential customers, and regret it," the bank said in a statement.

Consumers Edge slapped with lawsuit after allowing convicted rapist sexually harass women

Namon Ates 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A New York company is in hot water after allowing a convicted rapist harass female employees, according to a recently filed lawsuit.

A Brooklyn woman is suing her former employer for doing nothing when a coworker, who is a convicted rapist, sexually harassed her. The company also fired the woman when she continued to complain.

Beverly Markus, 55, who worked at Consumer Edge, a subsidiary of catalog shopping company DirectBuy, said that Namon Ates, 54, would say "you're legs turn me on" and proposed "a quickie", according to documents filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court, on Friday.

Ates spent 21 years in prison for rape and was released in 2008.

Markus began wearing pants to avoid harassment, but was reprimanded by management because she did not "dress for success," the lawsuit said.

Markus, of Dyker Heights, was kicked out from the company in September 2012 after she stormed out of the workplace because she was sexually harassed.

Shell Brandt , owner of the franchise, denied the allegations.

"I did not fire her. She left on her own," he said. "She is not credible," he added.


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