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amaBhunganeBusinessLive reports that investigative journalist team amaBhungane has discovered that leaked e-mails reveal that sexual harassment of junior female employees by the Gupta brothers was rife.  

An employee who accompanied Tony Gupta to Cape Town on a business trip on the first day of her job said: "He told me that all his PAs are expected to give him massages and sleep in the same bed as him."  After accepting a Coke which she believes to have been spiked, she fled and then resigned via e-mail.  She and her husband were apparently given R10,000 hush money to keep the incident out of the media.  Another former PA said stories of this nature were common.  On several occasions the Guptas allegedly made cash payouts to prevent stories from becoming public.  "All three brothers tried their luck with me," a third former female employee of the Guptas told amaBhungane.

  • Read this report in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Working for the Guptas, where sexual harassment was part of the job, at Daily Maverick


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