Monday, March 8, 2010

Delis lawsuit settled

From the Daily News:

The city has paid a $98,000 settlement to a former female staffer at Community Board 1 in Astoria who had claimed in a federal lawsuit that she was sexually harassed by former Board 1 district manager George Delis.

Marcela Gutierrez's explosive allegations included Delis inviting her to watch pornographic films in his office, commenting about the size of her breasts and constantly bragging about his sexual conquests.

Gutierrez also claimed that Delis referred to her as a "hooker" and a "lesbian."

Gutierrez claimed she quit her $24,000-a-year job as an aide due to Delis' alleged abuse. Her lawyer, Bruce Bernstein of New Jersey, said they were satisfied with the settlement and declined further comment.

Delis, who retired in 2008 and is known as the "mayor of Astoria," said he favored fighting the charges all the way to a trial.

"Though the city opted to settle, there was no finding or admission of any wrongdoing by Mr. Delis," said Walter Kretz, an attorney hired by the city to represent Delis.

Assemblyman Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) said it was unfortunate taxpayers had to foot the bill for Delis' alleged behavior. "He [Delis] should have to reimburse the city for the damages," Gianaris said.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Delis may be Greek but he has Russian hands and Roman fingers.

Anonymous said...

CB1 the community board from hell.

Anonymous said...

This man is not an anomoly, but a product of the toxic Astoria political-developer envirnment.

Klink Cannoli said...

From the article...
"The suit, filed last June in Brooklyn Federal Court, also named Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and the board's chairman, Vinicio Donato, as defendants for failing to control Delis."

Interesting. The prosecuting attorney lumped in a few "upper management." Pretty smart to include people still on the books since Delis has retired.

I don't know anything about Delis' politics, but I do know that these sexually harassment lawsuits are big game for the last hand full of years. Even the men are jumping into the game.

Anonymous said...

He looks so sexy in that wig.

I'll bet women throw themselves at him all the time.

This was probably a bogus lawsuit filed by a scorned admirer.

Anonymous said...

yeah the city paid $1000,000 for a bogus lawsuit.

wait till the prosecutiors start looking at all the buidlings Delis owns in Astoria.

Those painting contracts from Safakias were quite lucrative George. Do you feel the feds breathing on your neck ?

Anonymous said...

Delis has been the most corrupt hack ever. he is now under federal and city investigation. Thats why he quit his job, that he had not shown up for work in ten years.

Anonymous said...

I hear the DOI was given testimony by the plaintiff that George Delis never showed up to work. Apparently they have phtoos of him at the cafes. That anorexic punk with colitis is sure gonna regret fuckin with Vinnie.

Anonymous said...

Gianaris should shutup and mind his own business. When he got divorced after ONLY 18 months of marriage his parents paid for his Divorce lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Man, what a loser George Delis is. He finally after all these years get busted. Next, is the money he got from those painting contracts at the School Boards.

Anonymous said...

Why would George Delis put his wife through all this ? What a dog. I hear that they are gonna start leafletting around his wifes old school with pictures of Delis and the testimony that the woman made in court. Yikes.

Anonymous said...

I hear that this isnt the first woman coming out. Apparently there are five more coming out now that they heard that other woman making $100,000. Man, George's colitis will really be acting up and he will be shitting in his pants pretty soon.

Anonymous said...

i hear that he even hooked up with chiquita banana before she left astoria.

Truth teller said...

Geroge Delis has been a scourge on Astoria for 30 years ever since he was Ralph Demarcos driver and butt boy. I have heard the same rumours about more women coming out now that they know the court system is going after delis. When did you hear this coming out ?

Lucy said...

Someone at the Astoria Civic told me that in the next month there is going to be class action lawsuit filed against the Board. Apparently, Donoto has testified that Ms. Gutierez was not the first woman who approached him. This is going to get real ugly, real soon.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

!) what about the 3 houses ?

2) What about the painting contracts at the school Board ?

3) What about the 5 woman filing the lawsuit at Marine Terrace ?

Anonymous said...

Oh, shit, I heard the same thing about Marine Terrace. Apparently all those free hand jobs are gonna come back and bite his scrawny ass. The homegirls are looking at $100,000 a pop and the class action lawyer is interviewing a LOT of tenants and single moms.

Anonymous said...

What about all the men Gianaris Sexually harasses?

Anonymous said...

Gianaris = Latent Homosexual

Anonymous said...

Interesting, I thought Gianaris was married? How can he be gay?

Anonymous said...

How dare you! Gianaris is NOT GAY! he was married for well over 2 years not 18 months.

Anonymous said...

C'mon George, get a better hairpiece already!

They say a Greek will fuck a rock if nothing better comes his way...of course he's guilty!

Anonymous said...

They also say it takes a Greek to beat a Jew - which is true.

Anonymous said...

wow George Delis attacking Jews and calling people gay. Isnt that what made him quit his job, get sued, have his wfe leave him, and become a complete mockery and joke of the entire community.

Oh, yeah, its just stupid George Delis being Delis.

Anonymous said...

George Delis is still alive ? How old is that guy ? isnt he like 80 years old. That old dummy is still out there.

Anonymous said...

Delis is a Turk, not a Greek. He was never baptized.

Anonymous said...

what an embarassment Delis is. No one even talks to that guy anymore.

Anonymous said...

why would anyone waste any sapce on George Delis ? isnt that guy in an old age home somewhere ?

Anonymous said...

I wonder what it is like to lose every election you ran for and to now become the public spectacle of your neighborhood ?

What does it feel like ?

Anonymous said...

at least Delis didnt marry an illegal alien like Tabone.

Anonymous said...

She is not an illegal alien ! She just looks like one !

Just like the cleaning lady who clean peoples houses and washed their toilets.

Anonymous said...

"She was totally incompetent. She bragged about being gay, and she hit on every woman who came in the office. Why would I watch adult movies with her? I couldn't stand her."

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/queens/2009/06/17/2009-06-17_community_board_1_hit_with_sex_harass_lawsuit.html#ixzz0he1K416i

Anonymous said...

is this guy married ?

What kind of woman is with a guy who says to the newspapers the only reason that he didnt watch porno movies with his secreatry is that he didnt like her ?

what kind of woman would stay with this guy ?

i think that the question that must be asked an discussed.

Anonymous said...

What did we always say about Astoria being a laughing stock?

Take a look at the rezoning. Take a look at how they are running a perfectly good community into the ground.

A lot of people spent a great deal of time building that place up, only for the local talent (and Delis is the tip of the iceburg) rip it all apart in 30 years.

Anonymous said...

BEWARE OF GREEKS BAREING TROJANS.

BEWARE OF BARE TROJANS ON GREEKS.

Anonymous said...

George Delis has helped hundreds, maybe thousands of people during the course of his political office.
He's got a heart of gold and will go to bat for anyone who's in need.
He's a loyal, trustworthy man.
It bothers us to no end to see him smeared like this.
And don't label him a Jew-hater.
We've heard repeated anti-Christian comments from many Jews in positions of authority in different fields, and what's worse, many of them have kept non-Jews down in business. I bet George had a real battle to fight with many of them, as well as the lot of you others, whoever you are, belittling him as you're doing.

At any rate, see the man for who he is: a true giver and a real philanthropist; a good person, a loyal friend, someone who cares about the underdog, and a powerful-when-he-has-to-be leader who ofcourse had to step on some obnoxious toes.

Give him a break!