By Kent Larsen
LDS RM Claims Supervisor Raped Him
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- An LDS returned missionary in Salt Lake City
has filed a lawsuit claiming that his former supervisor at Discover
Financial Services, Inc. got him drunk and raped him, saying she
wanted to corrupt a "young returned missionary." Jason A. Gammell,
who went to work for Discover in September 1997 after returning from
his mission, sued Angela Martellaro, his team supervisor, and
Discover for sexual harassment, religious discrimination and
constructive discharge, saying that Martellaro threatened him with
losing his job if he didn't "give her what she wanted."
Gammell later was transferred to another team and the affair was
brought to the attention of Discover's human resource department.
"Discover was aware she was requiring a sexual affair from him in
order to maintain his job," Gammell's attorney, Mark Anthony Flores,
said. "She targeted him because of his religious beliefs." Gammell is
seeking lost wages and benefits, medical expenses and punitive
damages. Both Martellaro and Discover declined comment.
LDS returned missionary files suit against Discover
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