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Archie Comics CEO Sued for Calling Employees Penises

Mr. Weatherbee would not approve

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The co-CEO of Archie Comics' says she couldn't have discriminated against her underlings— because they're white men.

In papers filed in Westchester Supreme Court, Nancy Silberkleit's lawyer says a gender discrimination lawsuit filed against her earlier this year by a group of Archie Comics employees should be tossed in part because white guys aren't members of "a protected class."

The embattled co-CEO's filing also mocked the five employees' claim that she'd used her "gender as a weapon" by yelling "Penis! Penis! Penis!" during a business meeting.  

"Plaintiffs fail to allege that any such comments were directed at any of the plaintiffs in particular, or they could cause extreme emotional distress even if they had been," her court filings say.

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