Lawsuit: Cooks held dumplings like penises

April 12, 2012 at 3:34 PM

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- A former worker at a famed New York restaurant filed a lawsuit alleging her co-workers would make mock penises out of dumplings then serve them to patrons.

Yvonne Diaz, who worked as a bartender at the Chin Chin restaurant from 2007 until last October, said she endured multiple forms of sexual harassment and assault at the restaurant including being made to watch kitchen workers put dumplings bound for customers' plates "in their crotch areas making it look like they had big penises," the New York Post reported Thursday.

Diaz also alleged in the federal lawsuit she was repeatedly groped by at least two co-workers, one of whom "pushed his erect penis into (her) buttocks area."

The lawsuit also alleges owner Jimmy Chin bragged about overcharging Sean "Diddy" Combs for a bathroom mirror broken while filming a segment for his "Making the Band" TV show and once said it was a "good decision" to seat Mariah Carey in a "private section" when she arrived at the eatery "high on drugs."

Chin called the allegations "frivolous" and "ridiculous nonsense."

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