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Man sues department store after being banned from women’s lingerie show

By Mason White 3:53 PM December 7, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A man who was prohibited from attending a women’s lingerie show held at a department store, filed a lawsuit on a claim of discrimination as men are consumers of women’s lingerie just as women, according to court documents in Austria.

The man who was identified as Gunter S., told the court that he enjoys buying sexy lingerie for his girlfriend.

Last month, when he arrived at the department store to participate in a lingerie show, an employee told him that single men are now allowed to attend.

Gunter said he and his girlfriend had been invited to the show, but she had to cancel at the last moment. However, he still wanted to participate in order to buy lingerie for his girlfriend.

After insisting on participating, the employee called a security guard. That is when Gunter decided to leave. Gunter filed a complaint of discrimination, and also complained on the store’s Facebook page.

The store apologized to Gunter, but officials believe that there is sufficient evidence to suggest that the store violated discrimination laws as men are just as likely as women to buy lingerie.

Officials also said that the models would not have been in danger if Gunter attended the show.