By Shayna Jacobs
MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT — A former house manager to two wealthy Upper East Side socialites is suing for sexual harassment, alleging in court papers filed Thursday that he was molested and fired by abusive employers.
Philip Falcone, a billionaire hedge fund entrepreneur, and his wife Lisa Maria hired William Gamble, 47, to manage their Manhattan properties for several months in 2008.
Although Gamble is gay, Lisa Marie Falcone aggressively hit on the employee, forced "her hand down his pants to grab his genitals," and told him "a good f***" would turn him straight," according to the lawsuit.
"If you weren't so beautiful, you wouldn't be here," Falcone, of 22 E. 67th Street, allegedly told him.
Gamble was even given office space in a cramped room that previously housed the family's pet pig, Wilbur, the lawsuit claims.
"This is an absolutely false, baseless lawsuit which is nothing more than a transparent attempt by a disgruntled former employee, let go after two months, to extract money," read a statement from the couple in the Daily News.