A Montana beauty school is facing a sexual harassment lawsuit stemming over pubic hair, among other allegations.
Seventeen students and employees allege that Dahl’s College of Beauty in Great Falls forced them to cut pubic hair and then expelled the students, according to the Huffington Post.
The complainants, all women, state that beauty school owners, Douglas and Barbara Daughenbaugh, are incompetent and fail to address allegations of sexual harassment. According to the lawsuit, the couple would charge $9,950 per student for classes, and then abruptly expel the students and keep the money.
One of the many allegations surrounding the case includes an instructor forcing students to trim her pubic hair. The tainted trimmers were then used on a customer.
According to the 10 page complaint, “Among the offensive and unwelcome conduct included, inter alia, the instructor publicly exposing her genitals, exposing her buttocks and requesting that students examine a boil to see if it could be extracted, requiring students to wax her pubic hair, using a student’s trimmers and wax sticks to trim and wax her pubic hair that were, upon information and belief, then used on customer haircuts.”
The owners allegedly would receive tuition fees and expel students for complaining or prompting state labor investigations.
When the Huffington Post reached out to owner Barbara Daughenbaugh for comment, she hung up after denying any knowledge of the lawsuit.
“I’ve never heard of any federal complaint so I don’t know what you’re talking about, “Mrs. Daughenbaugh states.
The lawsuit is seeking punitive damages for sexual harassment, wrongful discharge and break of contract among other charges.
According to the Dahl’s Facebook page, “We are currently embarking on a new and exciting adventure as far as the direction that the school is going.”
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