Former NY1 Reporter’s Sexual-Harassment Suit Rejected

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After deliberating for just 40 minutes, a Brooklyn jury has rejected the sexual-harassment lawsuit filed by former NY1 reporter Adele Sammarco. Sammarco — who claimed she was the victim of inappropriate sex jokes and other forms of harassment (including an unwanted kiss from fellow reporter Gary Ramsey) and that she was fired in 2001 after she spoke up — had sued Time Warner and three of NY1’s executives for unspecified damages. Sammarco, 43, also might have some trouble finding another reporting gig thanks to this trial: NY1’s lawyer said on the stand the actual reason Sammarco was fired was that she lacked “ability and talent.” [NYP, NYDN]