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CVC Capital Executive Says She Lost Job Over Complaint of Sexism

  • Lisa Lee says she was only female managing director at firm
  • Firm says ex-employee's allegations are `without merit'

CVC Capital Partners was sued by a former executive who says she was the only female managing director on the private equity firm’s business side before being pushed out for complaining about sexism.

Lisa Lee, who worked in the firm’s New York office, said she was subjected to unwanted physical contact and denigrating comments by supervisors and was denied promotions and professional opportunities provided to male colleagues, according to the complaint filed Friday in Manhattan federal court.