She claims the owners threw a party at the hotel, where the
husband danced nude and masturbated publicly, and guests guessed the size
and circumference of his penis, and his wife handed out sex toys as prizes
for correct guesses.
Jessica Webber sued the Markum Inn in Federal Court, alleging civil rights
violations, sexual harassment, hostile workplace and constructive
termination. She says she worked for 3 years at the hotel owned by Ward and
Julie Frederick until their outlandish behavior forced her to quit.
Webber says that in December 2008 Julie Frederick showed her a letter from
her husband, "promising to fulfill any sexual fantasy."
Mrs. Frederick often "talked about her sexual fantasies and asked plaintiff
and other employees for advice or suggestions," according to the complaint.
On April 18, 2009, she says, the Fredericks threw a private party at the
hotel on a day when Webber was scheduled to work until 11 p.m. She claims
Mrs. Frederick told employees she had hired a male stripper to perform, as a
"practice run" for a bachelorette party.
The Fredericks invited female employees, customers and friends to the party,
according to the complaint.