"STAFFERS at the engineering firm owned by Bernard Spitzer the father of state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer are accused of driving the office's lesbian receptionist positively batty.
Evelyn Quinones was fired from her job answering phones at Spitzer's Fifth Avenue firm last January. She has since filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that four female staffers at Spitzer Engineering harassed her so badly, she suffered panic attacks and had to check into a psychiatric ward.
Now her girlfriend, legal aide Lisa Padilla, charges in a letter to PAGE SIX that Eliot Spitzer is unfit for office because his 'campaigns and lifestyle have been financed by his father . . . Since the younger Mr. Spitzer is attempting to build support in the gay and lesbian community for his gubernatorial run, it is akin to an abolitonist running for office financed by slavers.'
Bernard Spitzer told PAGE SIX yesterday: 'There is no truth whatsoever to any of [Quinones'] claims. We completely deny any discriminatory act by anyone in our office. It's completely contrary to our policies.' "
Thursday, December 09, 2004
So it begins: