Two former household workers have named Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan in a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and discrimination from a former aide, Fox Business reports.
Mia King, a former security operations assistant for the couple, filed the first lawsuit against the couple alleging former head of security Liam Booth called her "ghetto" and said that he had no choice but to hire a Black woman thanks to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
The second lawsuit was brought by an unidentified former household operations manager who claims Booth made anti-gay remarks, slapped his groin area once, and groped his bottom a separate time. The man, identified only as John Doe, is openly gay.
Booth resigned in 2019 after the claims were first made. The lawsuits were filed last month in San Francisco.
The Zuckerbergs have denied any wrongdoing.
"As we previously stated when these claims were anonymously leaked to the media over two years ago, our family office follows a strict code of conduct that requires appropriate behavior from all members of our teams," Zuckerberg's personal spokesman Ben LaBolt told Business Insider. "It is our expectation that each of our employees adheres to this code of conduct. Any complaint made to our HR personnel is taken seriously and is investigated and addressed. We are proud of the team of professionals who work in the family office and are confident that these claims, which seek to unfairly disparage our colleagues, will fail."
The Zuckerbergs' statement goes on to say that the claims were investigated.
"... including by conducting numerous interviews of their colleagues and reviewing other relevant documents and information. Following these thorough investigations, these allegations simply could not be substantiated. We firmly believe that these employees were treated fairly and respectfully and the family office is confident that it will defeat these claims."