MIAMI, FL—August 8, 2011 – A lawsuit seeking damages in excess of $5 million was filed in L.A. County Superior Court on behalf of a woman who once worked as a receptionist for renowned automotive designer Carroll Shelby. The legendary car-maker, best known for designing the Ford Mustang Cobra, is being accused of sexually assaulting his former employee and failing to take any “corrective action” after she reported being raped by another one of his employees at his own home, as reported by TMZ.
According to information provided, Angelica Smith was hired as a receptionist for the famed automaker in 2005, but claims she was practically regarded as a “personal servant.” Smith contended her job duties often included “grocery runs, liquor runs, pornography runs.”
Not only does the sexual assault lawsuit claim “on at least one occasion, Shelby himself sexually battered [Smith] by groping her,” it also accuses the car designer of disregarding her allegations that another one his workers “drugged and raped” her. Both sexual attacks allegedly occurred within the confines of Shelby’s home.
Furthermore, the suit alleges that Smith’s employment was terminated after she reported the alleged rape to her employer. Defendants named in the pending lawsuit included Carroll Shelby, the companies he owns and the unidentified employee who allegedly raped her in Dec. 2010. The sex assault case is underway.
About the Miami Sexual Assault Lawyers and Personal Injury Attorneys of Gerson & Schwartz, P.A.
Working closely with advocacy groups such as the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), the Miami sexual assault attorneys of Gerson & Schwartz are dedicated to protecting and enforcing the rights of rape and sexual assault victims. With more than 30 years of experiencing litigating a variety of complex injury and assault claims, the Florida injury attorneys of Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. will fight to help victims of sexual assault and rape obtain the justice a compensation they deserve.