New York City Ballet male dancers 'swapped naked photos of ballerinas', new lawsuit claims

Mail Online | 5/15/2018 | Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
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A young ballerina has filed a lawsuit against New York City Ballet and its former principal dancer, accusing the venerated institution of creating a 'fraternity-like' atmosphere and allowing male performs to abuse, assault and dehumanize female dancers with impunity.

Alexandra Waterbury, a 19-year-old dancer, model and Ivy League college student, filed her bombshell 40-page complaint in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday containing explosive allegations against the New York City Ballet and her former boyfriend, Chase Finlay.

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The complaint obtained by DailyMail.com alleges Finlay had secretly photographed and videotaped his sexual encounters with Waterbury and shared the images and videos and other dancers, employees, NYC Ballet donors and even a sex trafficker, without her consent.

The lawsuit quoted an unnamed top donor texting Finlay: 'we should get like half a kilo [of cocaine] and put it over the girls and just violate them.'

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The donor went on to say, 'I bet we could tie some of them up and abuse them like farm animals,' to which Finlay replied in a text, 'or like the **** they are,' according to his ex-girlfriend’s complaint.

Waterbury's lawsuit comes less than a week after New York City Ballet announced that Finlay had abruptly resigned, and that two other male principals, Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catazaro, were suspended over allegations of inappropriate communications via text and email.

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She further accuses the company of fostering a highly sexualized work environment and sweeping the male principals' unlawful, reckless or degrading behavior towards women 'under the rug'.

‘The male dancers…understood that they were ‘above the law’ and could do whatever they wanted to women, whenever they wanted to do so — just make sure it occurs in New York, where it could be controlled by [NYC Ballet’s] executives and management,’ the lawsuit alleged.

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Without naming the person in question, the court filing claims that one male dancer...
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