Court documents from the cases involving ErGo Media Capital LLC, Erik H. Gordon and Lotti Bluemner have finally been released to the public.
November 9, 2018 —
Court documents from the cases involving ErGo Media Capital LLC, Erik H. Gordon and Lotti Bluemner have finally been released to the public. The settlement comes after years of court proceedings in California and New York.
ErGo Media Capital LLC is a private equity and venture capital investment company. The company is owned by Erik H. Gordon, who is also a plaintiff and defendant in the cases.
According to the settlement documents released, ErGo Media Capital’s Erik H. Gordon and Lotti Bluemner have agreed to finally resolve the claims both parties filed against each other.
“The Parties have agreed to avoid further proceedings and to settle and resolve the claims asserted in California and New York courts, and any other claims, complaints, charges and actions of any kind whatsoever,” the documents read.
Lotti Bluemner, who filed the California action in February 2014, has agreed to dismiss the case filed against ErGo Media Capital and Mr. Gordon wherein she claims she was sexually harassed and was wrongfully terminated by the defendant. Bluemner received no money as part of the settlement.
According to the case, the former model and “Lingerie Bowl” player claimed she was required to go beyond the stipulations of her job as a personal assistant which she alleges left her “humiliated” and caused her to suffer “emotional distress and physical pain and anguish.”
Gordon countered with his own federal lawsuit in 2015 saying Bluemner’s claims were all fabricated to seek further payment from and cause damage to the reputation of Gordon and his company.
As part of the settlement, the New York action filed against Bluemner has also been dismissed. The defendant has agreed to allow a judgment to be entered against her for various breaches, defamation, tortious interference and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
According to court documents, “Lotti Bluemner hereby revocable and unconditionally releases, waives and forever discharges Mr. Gordon and ErGo Media Capital LLC from any and all complaints.”
“Immediately following the withdrawal of that claim Lotti Bluemner will allow a judgment to be entered against her in the New York Action on the remaining claims in that Action,” the court documents further noted.
Following the settlement, Lotti Bluemner released a statement admitting that the case was a result of a misunderstanding.
“I truly enjoyed working for and with Erik Gordon, and what happened was the result of my misunderstandings and stress due to an important personal situation as well as the bad advice of someone I trusted.”
Mr. Gordon, who is also the CEO of the venture capital investment company, was satisfied with the resolution of the situation.
In a statement, Mr. Gordon said, “I am pleased that we have been able to put an end to these actions and I am glad that they have been resolved.”
Mr. Gordon continues to work in private equity and has produced a number of films and television shows, some of which have been nominated for Emmy Awards. He is currently working closely with a charitable institution, Quorum, which is set to launch next year.
Name: Erik H. Gordon
Organization: ErGo Media Capital LLC
This news is published on Reuters.