Arthur Riel, a fired technology executive formerly with Morgan Stanley who had filed suit for wrongful termination has alleged, among other things, that emails with explicit sex talk between two women Morgan Stanley executives, one of them his boss (Moira Kilcoyne, pictured), led to his firing. The claims were found in a court filing made on Tuesday. Riel claims he was told to do key word searches for sexually explicit terms in the wake of the $54 million settlement of sex discrimination claims in 2004 when he discovered the salacious emails between the two women...
Riel also has claimed in a wrongful-termination suit that e-mails he uncovered show Morgan using its massive technology-purchasing budget to win underwriting mandates from firms that sold equipment to the Wall Street giant.
Morgan e-mails first published by The Post - and cited by Riel in his initial complaint - alleged that the firm's chief technology officer, Guy Chiarello, pumped tech vendors for the best seats to big sports events and bargained for a one-day assignment as a Yankees bat boy....
In his most recent affidavit, Riel argued that his discovery of a series of X-rated e-mail chats between his boss, information technology director Moira Kilcoyne [pictured above], and executive director Rora Tanaka, led to his firing 13 months later.
In the wake of the firm's $54 million settlement of sexual-discrimination claims in 2004, Riel said he was ordered to run keyword searches for sexually graphic terms.
In a twist of fate, out of millions of e-mails, Riel said he found some of the terms in a thread between Kilcoyne and Tanaka.
In one e-mail obtained by The Post, dated July 7, 2004, Tanaka describes her admiration for the prowess of Italian men, whom she called "Italian Stallions." She also graphically described her boyfriend's physical attributes as "The Italian Sausage."
An earlier thread discussed the possibility of Tanaka and her boyfriend joining Kilcoyne and her husband, who also works in Morgan's IT department, to attend the Adult Video News porn movie awards in Las Vegas.
Several weeks after he came across the e-mails, Riel said the firm accused him of violating the privacy of his colleagues.
Riel argued that he was ordered to regularly run such searches for storage and compliance purposes. He also said that he found thousands of examples of personal discussions in Morgan e-mails, ranging from job-hopping plans to sexual gossip, and that the firm never said a thing to him....
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