Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is being sued by a contractor who claims he slipped and broke his backbone on the potential presidential candidate’s multi-million greenback Hamptons dwelling after being made to put on slippery booties so he would not scratch the flooring.
Julio Guerrero, 58, says in a brand new lawsuit that the billionaire was so paranoid in regards to the flooring in his East Hampton mansion that he made staff put on blue slip-on booties over their footwear. Whereas standing on a ladder to put in automated curtains at Schultz’s personal gymnasium in June 2017, he slipped and fell about eight toes. On the way in which down, he reportedly hit his heel on a stationary bicycle, inflicting him to fracture disks in his backbone.
“Had he not been pressured to put on the booties, he clearly wouldn’t have fallen. They’re slippery by nature,” his lawyer, Edmond Chakmakian, advised the New York Put up. “We recognize that Schultz has good flooring, however sadly, this man paid for these flooring together with his bodily situation.”
Guerrero’s 22-year-old daughter, Melani,says that her father’s life has modified utterly due to the accident, and rendered him uncapable of doing lots of the issues he used to.
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“He walks like an 80-year-old man with a cane,” she stated. “He’s annoyed in himself. He needs to stroll usually and do every day issues … he can’t take a bathe on his personal, can’t depart the home.”
Guerrero stated in Spanish that he understands Schultz’s makes an attempt to maintain his flooring scratch-free, however that it is not protected to put on booties in his line of labor.
“It’s [like] carrying socks in a house. It’s not steady, it’s not grounding, particularly round building gear,” he stated.
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Schultz’s spouse, Sheri Kersch-Scholtz, advised the New York Put up that it was their normal contractor, Bulgin & Associates, who managed the continued building work at their dwelling and that she and her husband had “zero involvement.”
“I hope it will get labored out they usually do their due diligence and it will get dealt with,” she stated.
Neither Schultz’s representatives nor Bulgin & Associates instantly responded to Fox Information’ requests for remark.