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Ericka Puglisi sexual harassment PROVIDED//MATTHEW LUBER

Ericka Puglisi alleges one of the owners of the eatery routinely harassed her, even offering different pay for various sex acts.

September 08, 2017

Lawsuit: Job came with pattern of harassment at Jersey Shore restaurant

Co-owner allegedly had payment list for sex acts, according to court documents

A job serving tacos at one Jersey Shore town allegedly came with sexual harassment, including a payment list for various sex acts, according to a lawsuit filed by a waitress.

Ericka Puglisi claims Margate's Tipsy Taco co-owner John “Johnny” Liccio offered her $150 for oral sex, $250 for intercourse and $350 for anal sex.

The suit also alleges Liccio would flirt, stare at her and touch her inappropriately, call her names like “sweetie” and “babe,” and describe her as “hot” and “attractive.”


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The harassment extended to other male employees of the Margate establishment, according to the lawsuit.

“The male kitchen staff regularly touched plaintiff’s butt and breasts, whistled at her when she walked by, regularly asked plaintiff for hugs in order to feel her breasts, and openly commented to each other about plaintiff’s boobs and her body,” the lawsuit said.

Taking "body shots" also was part of the alleged harassment, the suit filed by Marlton lawyer Matthew Luber stated.

The suit further alleges Liccio's wife was verbally abusive to the waitress from Atlantic City after hearing about the allegations.

A request for comment was not immediately responded to by the Liccios.