Revlon CEO since 2013 Lorenzo Delpani, is being sued by Alan Meyers a former Revlon Chief Scientific Officer. According to The Huffington Post, Meyers was fired after raising safety concerns about the company’s product, that his chief executive didn’t want to hear.
Meyers said many of the safety issues he complained about stemmed from Revlon’s $660 million acquisition of Spanish beauty care company Colomer Group in 2013. Meyers complained to his chief executive that raw materials used by Colomer did not satisfy regulatory and safety requirements, and that its laboratories did not meet Revlon’s standards. He also says that he was being discriminated against for being Jewish.
Revlon responded by saying in a statement called the lawsuit “completely meritless,” and said Meyers “repeatedly demonstrated critical lapses in judgment and failed to perform at the high standard we demand of our employees”.
In the lawsuit filed on December 30th (The case is Meyers v. Revlon Inc, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. No. 14-10213) according to Meyers, Revlon CEO Delpani said he hates living among Americans because they are “small minded” and “dirty”. Delpani also said that he could “smell a black person when he entered the room”.
In his suit, he is demanding unspecified punitive and compensatory damages.
Attorneys for Meyers were unavailable Wednesday for comment.