Anazia Akhalu Charging Harassment and Picketing

Normally, it’s what’s happening contained in the San Vicente Bungalows — the offers, the spiels, the meals — that will get Rambling Reporter’s consideration. However currently we couldn’t assist noticing what’s happening exterior the buzzy Hollywood clubhouse: For practically every week, a lone 26-year-old girl, usually wearing extravagant night put on, has been picketing the property, brandishing an indication claiming, “I Have Been Sexually Harassed @ San Vincente Bungalows.”

Her title is Anazia Akhalu, and it seems the goal of her accusation is none apart from Dimitri Dimitrov, the legendary 74-year-old maître d’ who has been a decades-long Hollywood excessive life fixture, working for years on the Sundown Tower earlier than decamping for the Bungalows in 2018 (each are owned by hotelier Jeff Klein). Akhalu, who labored the entrance desk at SVB for 5 weeks final winter, is accusing Dimitrov of, amongst different issues, “squeez[ing] on my waist and arm” and eyeing her “up and down.”

Each Dimitrov and Klein have declined remark, however a spokesman for the membership says, “SVB investigates all claims of harassment and discrimination, whether or not meritorious or not. SVB doesn’t tolerate such conduct and promotes an surroundings free from harassment and discrimination.”

Different sources on the Bungalows famous that the membership has up to now expelled its personal workers and members when expenses of harassment had been substantiated and questioned why Akhalu would wait a number of months earlier than coming ahead.

Akhalu, for her half, says she was afraid to complain as a result of “Jeff Klein is a large mogul — I felt so helpless,” including that she has since filed a report with the police. “They haven’t performed something, both,” she says. “I really feel silenced.”

This story seems within the Could 29 concern of The Hollywood Reporter journal. Click on right here to subscribe.