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Ardith Lindsey, a managing director at Citi, has filed a lawsuit against the bank, accusing it of fostering a work culture where she experienced sexual harassment and abuse by male executives. Lindsey, who worked at Citi for 15 years, says that her traumatic experiences intensified after ending a relationship with a former supervisor who sent her threatening messages.

The lawsuit alleges a workplace culture where female employees face comments about their sexuality and attractiveness, fearing career repercussions if they complain. Mark Costiglio, a Citi spokesman, said the bank had opened an investigation shortly after Ms. Lindsey disclosed the relationship in November 2022. "Our colleagues should feel confident they can raise concerns about themselves or others without fear of retribution, and decisive action must be taken when unacceptable behavior takes place," he said.

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