After my client finished getting deposed, Ray decided to depose my client’s colleague, Marta, the Cuban lady who was also harassed at work. Here are a few snippets:
Marta: He would tell Tawanna that she was “doodoo brown” and that he liked light skin.
Ray: Doodle brown?
Marta: No, DOO DOO brown.
Ray: Like the color of a type of dog?
Marta: No, like SHIT BROWN. Not the color of a dog. The color of shit. Got it?
Me: I got it.
Once Ray was able to understand the color of feces, we moved onto the meat of the problem.
Marta: So he said to me, “When will your husband not be at home? I’ll come over, and we can put the kids in front of the TV and go upstairs and fuck!”
Ray: Did you take that to mean he wanted to have sexual intercourse with you?
Me: You went to Duke, right Ray?
Marta: He told me “You’re so cute, I want you to be my Mexican girlfriend and touch you all over.”
Ray: And that was offensive because you’re actually Cuban?
Marta: Among other things. To be honest, everything about this whole situation just makes me hot!
Ray: Do we need to adjust the thermostat in here?
Marta: No, “hot” means “mad” where I come from! As in PISSED OFF, not TOO WARM.
Marta: So she told me that he locked her in a room, stood up in her face, and made comments about her breasts and backside.
Ray: Okay. Okay. And I know this might be difficu–
Marta: No, it’s not difficult. He told her she had a “fat, juicy ass.”
Ray: Okay. Now, you may or may not know this, but…er…did he call her breasts “fat”?
Marta: An “ass” is not a breast–he meant her backside.
And then we learned that Ray’s client is not only a pervert, but a raging racist.
Marta: We were so upset, telling the CEO (a Caucasian) all the stuff dude was doing to us, so then he said, “I can tell you girls are upset. Imma go get y’all some chicken and biscuits and watermelon.”
Ray: Well did he actually DO that?
Me: Did you happen to play lacrosse when you were at Duke, Ray?