“Cucumber” Suit Against Williams Mullen Is Settled 

A sexual harassment lawsuit, widely known as “the cucumber incident,” against Williams Mullen partner Robert E. Eicher, has been settled.

Hahn Nguyen Allgood, a former records manager at the firm, charged in the suit that Eicher once asked her whether her vagina was “horizontal or vertical,” and once rubbed up against her in an elevator with a cucumber in his pants pocket.

The terms of the settlement, reached April 5 according to court records, weren't disclosed. A spokesman for Williams Mullen declined to comment, as did Allgood's attorney.

 The lawsuit, filed Nov. 4 in U.S. District Court, alleged that Eicher had a penchant for describing sexual relationships with female employees publicly, and that he “often walked around the firm dressed as a doctor showing his gloves and asking female staff if they wanted to be ‘examined.'”

Allgood sought $950,000 in damages and legal fees.


More to the Story
To read the initial story on the harrassment suit click here.
The story on a second lawsuit filed by a former employee can be found here.

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