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Old 01-29-2012, 07:56 AM   #1
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Default Judge bars Archie Comics CEO from office

In a strange twist for a purveyor of clean-cut comic books, a co-CEO of Archie Comics has been temporarily barred from the company’s Mamaroneck, N.Y.-based offices for violating an order to reduce her role at the company.

Yes, one of the owners of the red-headed Archie Andrews character.

A federal judge on Tuesday placed a temporary restraining order against Archie Comics co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit to keep her from entering the company’s offices or playing any role at the company, reported The New York Post, after Archie Comics filed a suit in Manhattan Supreme Court accusing Silberkleit of violating a previous court order to limit her role there.

Archie Comics had filed a previous suit against Silberkleit alleging that she harassed and intimidated employees, according to court documents.

Silberkleit circulated a press release last week in which she referred to herself as “the seasoned anti-bullying and literacy advocate,” and called for entries to a student essay contest about bullying that would accompany a non-profit comic book about the topic.

But on Tuesday, the restraining order was filed as part of a contempt hearing about whether Silberkleit violated a previous order to limit her involvement in company business until the original case was closed, reported The New York Daily News.

According to court documents, employee complaints about Silberkleit's behavior at the office in 2011 led to the contracting of a human resource consulting firm to investigate the matter, and the firm found that “there is a serious problem in the company” and recommended that Silberkleit “should have no further contact with the company’s employees and vendors.”

The filing said: “Several employees mentioned being scared of Nancy. They believe…that her behavior is erratic and they are fearful of what could happen. Other employees feel concerned that Nancy could threaten their well-being, jobs and even physically (sic)”.

Among employees’ complaints were that Silberkleit referred to male staff members as “penises,” accused two employees of having an affair, and alluded that a female staffer was liked by other employees solely based on the size of her breasts.

Neither Silberkleit’s nor the plaintiff's attorneys would respond to requests for comment, but an attorney representing co-CEO Jon Goldwater recently told The Daily News that Silberkleit had also visited the Archie offices last December accompanied by a former player for the NFL’s Baltimore Colts team.

But at Tuesday's hearing, Silberkleit reportedly told the judge that she was the victim of a "smear campaign" by Goldwater and other Archie staffers, reported The Post.

and added fun from past year:

Archie Comics Bigshot -- Accused of 'Penis' Taunting

The female co-CEO of Archie Comics is accused of going on a phallic outburst in the office recently ... allegedly pointing at employees and shouting "PENIS, PENIS, PENIS, PENIS." Oh, Archie!

Archie Comics Publications has filed legal papers against co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit -- claiming she has a history of bullying and sexually harassing employees ... and she must be stopped!

According to the lawsuit, filed yesterday in NY, several employees have lodged complaints about Nancy's "offensive" behavior ... including one time in 2009, when she barged into a meeting and "pointed to each [attendee] and said, 'PENIS, PENIS, PENIS, PENIS' and then walked out."

Nancy allegedly pulled the same "penis" stunt again in 2010 -- but this time she also screamed out, "My balls hurt."

Archie Comics claims it hired an outside firm to investigate the allegations -- and the company recommended Archie cut ties with Nancy ASAP.

Now, Archie wants a judge to grant an injunction -- barring Nancy from returning to the office ... and preventing her from representing the company at the upcoming Comic-Con in San Diego.

Attempts to reach Nancy were unsuccessful.
she needs to be sent to Mr. Weatherbee's office.

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Old 05-31-2012, 10:50 PM   #2
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So, I've been doing some research on Nancy Silberkeit's non-profit, and I've found that it does not have proper certification from any state. While she did receive paperwork from the US government (a pin of sorts), the paperwork for non-profit status has not been processed. Leaves me wondering: why is she claiming that it's an official foundation, when it isn't? Doesn't that seem like a lie and quite misleading?

Silberkeit was recently in Maine at an anti-bullying event - lots of politicians were there and so forth - and she claimed that she had a non profit foundation called Rise Above Social Issues Foundation Inc. on May 11th and 12th. The non profit foundation was not official. She gave out samples of an upcoming anti bully comic book.This woman is loves to deceive people. She is capitalizing on the anti bully movement.

Here are things I'd like to know:

1) Who's on the board of this non-profit?
2) What are the bi-laws for the non-profit?
3) Has there been a meeting? When?
4.) Why did Silberkleit tell everyone by press release and in person that she had a non profit foundation?

Silberkeit accepted a check recently for her foundation. Although it was returned and not cashed, she did accept it. Why did she return it? Why hasn't the foundation become official?

She is currently being accused of bullying and sexual harassment, something I find interesting given her foundation's focus on bullying. Something stinks!

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