Another waitress says Cindy Crawford’s husband fired her after harassment

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Cindy Crawford’s husband, restauranteer Rande Gerber, is being sued by two ex-employees who claim he wrongfully terminated them after they refused his crude and invasive advances. Gerber’s friend George Clooney is set to defend him against the charges, claiming that he was with him the night of at least one of the incidents and that he can vouch for his whereabouts the entire time. An alibi from Clooney might not be enough to exonerate Gerber though. The National Enquirer has a quote from yet another employee who claims she was fired shortly after she refused to have sex with him in a hotel room. This is from Harmony Kubiak, an ex-employee willing to go on the record to The Enquirer. She also spoke to Star Magazine in 2004 about the incident, which allegedly happened in 2000. Gerber has been married to Cindy Crawford since 1998 and they have two children together.

Gerber… made his move when they piled into a limo with a group of his friends to drive to a strip club in the Big Easy, Kubiak told The Enquirer in an exclusive interview.

“Rande suggested I sit on his lap. We were all pretty drunk by then,” she says.

They kissed several times, and Gerber invited her back to his hotel room. But when they got to his room, the night “got kind of weird,” Kubiak said.

She said that she passed out on Rande’s bed, and when she woke up, he was wearing nothing but a towel and undressing her!

“That’s when things came to a screeching halt,” she said. “I freaked out and told him I had to leave.”

When she returned to work at Whiskey Blue, “the managers acted differently toward me,” and she was fired not long after, said Kubiak.

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, May 18, 2009]

If this is true, it’s disturbing on so many levels. Not only did Gerber try to sleep with this woman when she was passed out – he also presumably arranged to have her fired for resisting his advances. This guy is cheating on his wife and he’s supposedly so aggressive about it that he sexually harasses his female employees and makes sure they’re let go if they resist. This could all be some elaborate plot to frame the guy of course, and you can’t assume that someone is guilty just because of allegations. Either way, it’s got to be upsetting for Cindy and their kids, who are 9 and 8 and may be old enough to get the gist of what’s happening. We’ll have to see how this lawsuit turns out and what kind of evidence is provided by the waitresses who got fired.

Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber are shown on 12/5/08. Credit: WENN.com

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  1. boomchakaboom says:

    Honestly? He looks like the type to pull such stunts. Don’t ask me why, he just sets off my cheater-cheater-wife-mistreater radar.

  2. stewie says:

    “cheater-cheater-wife-mistreater” made me laugh!

    but yeah, I see that too. he’s very good looking, rich, and married to a (former) supermodel who still looks great. guys like that, who “have it all” always seem like they’re the ones who stray. their ego either is or gets to be so big because of their successes, and they think they’re entitled to anything or anyone they want.

  3. Lem says:

    boy that dress does nothing for Cindy. W/O the cutouts she’s look sweet. how does a woman paid to put on clothes think ‘yeah I look great with my pasties hanging’

    cheater cheater. that’s funny boom

  4. Wow says:

    I’m glad these women are coming out. He’s known to cheat.

    I wonder why they waited to make charges though?

  5. nanster says:

    This kind of reminds me of the Christie Brinkley/Peter Cook debacle – both couples seemingly have it all; looks, money, and a beautiful family, but the man in the equation just can’t keep his pants closed. Sad. I hate to say it, but I believe the allegations. If two girls are claiming harrassment, I am wondering how many others are out there and how many actually took Rande up on his offer.

  6. MPea says:

    I love the Clooney defense. Like that guy is some sort of pillar of credibility. Playboy backing up playboy. Rock. Solid.

  7. Orangejulius says:

    No wonder their kids are so insanely good looking.

  8. CiCi says:

    i totally believe this story. Rande has seemed BEYOND sleazy from day one.

  9. Madelyn Rose says:

    Nanster, I totally agree. Some people appear to “have it all” and they still screw up. When the same story keeps coming out, more than likely it’s true. There are now multiple waitresses saying the same thing. It is not looking good for the defense. GC is a fool if he testifies. Gerber better settle fast, and get them to sign confidentiality agreements w/r/t the settlement.

  10. czarina says:

    I’m sorry, but I don’t feel a whole lot of sympathy for this so-called “harassed” Kubiak. First of all, she willingly sat on his lap, kissed him, went to his hotel with him and passed out on HIS bed.
    It doesn’t say he was trying to have sex with her…only that he had taken a shower (in his own hotel room), was wearing a towel and was undressing her (which could have been for her own comfort if she passed out in all her clothes).
    Frankly, under these circumstances, I find the definition of “harassment” out of line.
    And she was fired “not long after”. Really? How long? And what, exactly, was she fired for?
    Is this guy a cheater? Very likely.
    Does he seduce/harass his employees? I have no idea, but I wouldn’t be shocked if it were proven that he did.
    I just don’t think that is the case for Ms. Kubiak. I think she is just trying to make some money out of this (after all, this supposedly happened nine years ago, and she didn’t get a lawyer or sue him…four years later she sells her “story” to a magazine and now the Enquierer)

  11. geronimo says:

    Hold up there a minute, CB. Not for one moment will I defend this guy (I think he’s an arrogant sleazebag with a skeazy track record) but Kubiak’s original story included this:

    “Kubiak admits she promptly arrived at Gerber’s hotel room, adding, “He said, ‘I’m glad you came,’ and the next minute we were in a big makeout session. His hands were all over me.”

    She “passed out” on the bed while Gerber took a shower, but was quickly back in his arms.

    She says, “Suddenly, I was awoken by gentle kisses on my neck. Wearing nothing but a towel, he undressed me and within seconds we were both naked in the bed. I knew we were about to make love,” which made Kubiak “freak” out and say she had to leave.”

    These are her own words. So this – “Not only did Gerber try to sleep with this woman when she was passed out” is not accurate. She, according to her own account of this alleged event, was an active participant until she decided she didn’t actually want to have sex with him. Your comment suggests something like attempted rape and she never implied any such thing in her original story. Either she’s changed her story since then or the NE is being selective in how it’s reporting.

  12. lisa says:

    What happened to being married and finding your wife sexy? I mean look at her? Why does he need other women to turn him on as well?

  13. Because I Say So says:

    Wow, thanks for the info Geronimo! I was skeptical about this woman’s account anyway– I don’t condone either of their behavior but her situation seems a little bit different from the other witnesses. In that, they clearly did not want his advances whereas this woman had a change of heart at the last minute. I don’t know why, but it just strikes me as different and not of the same caliber. Think she’s out to cash in, especially 9 years later.

    Anyone know why these cases always emerge years later? I think I’d be on the phone with a lawyer the minute it happened!

  14. shadow side says:

    While I’m troubled by the variations between the two stories …

    She still chose not to have sex with him in both accounts. In both accounts she left very abruptly and couldn’t go through with it.

    If she was in fact fired shortly after, and there is no other reason for her to be fired, then sexual harassment applies. You are not allowed to fire someone because they didn’t have sex with you.

    I would like to know the dates. The date when she denied him sex and the date when she was fired.

    I would also like to point out that the difference in the two stories was provided by NE and NOT the waitress. It was NE that cut from RG waking her up directly to her bolting. That did not happen in a single quote from the waitress but was implied by a segue written by NE spliced between two of her quotes.

    She may not have given differing accounts at all. All of her actual quotes are consistent between both accounts. I hope for her sake that is the case.

  15. geronimo says:

    Shadow – yes, that’s my point, how the NE is reporting the (alleged) incident. I believe her story still has the same weight it had when I first read it ages ago. And it does give rise to charges of repeat behaviour on the part of Gerber.

    What I don’t agree with is the suggestion, based on the way this story is written, that there’s another even more serious charge to add to his existing ones. He’s being accused of alleged cheating, skanking about and sexual harrassment. Nothing more.

  16. The trouble with some men is they want variety. Even if they can have prime rib everyday, sometimes they want a greasy burger. Men don’t cheat because of the wife’s flaws, they cheat because of theirs.

  17. anon says:

    “Men don’t cheat because of the wife’s flaws, they cheat because of theirs.”

    wow, christmasbabe, I’ve never heard it put so succinctly before! while that doesn’t excuse it, it does sort of explain it.

    I talked to a couple of male friends who are not faithful and that’s pretty much what they say. they LOVE LOVE LOVE the gf, but they want a little variety every once in a while.

    they know it’s wrong, they DO feel bad about it, but they still do it anyway because if they can get laid by an attractive woman (even if they have one waiting at home), they will.

  18. Cinderella says:

    No matter how you slice it, Rande Gerber is most likely a cheating pig.

    I wonder how many STD’s he’s passed along to his wife.

  19. queenie says:

    Ladies, here is how natural selection works:
    1. Don’t have sex with them
    2. Don’t marry them
    3. Don’t have kids with them

  20. Casey says:

    He’s always been tagged as a cheater. That makes him a lousy husband but not necessarily guilty of harassment.He’s a good looking rich guy, so I think lack of opportunity is not a problem. Not to say that it’s impossible that it’s true, The guy could have a serious problem, like that cosmetic heir a few years back.

    Unfortunately, with his reputation as a cheater, that makes him a total target for this kind of stuff, whether it’s true or not.

  21. Mike says:

    Rande Gerber is a pig. He is very good looking and is very concided. You do not know what their marriage is like. Good looks do not hold a marriage together. I heard Rande does cheat on her. I know the guy who works as a bartender at the midnight oil bar. He told me this long before it became public.

  22. Candy says:

    Here’s my take on this whole thing: there have been to many accusations and comments about him and his actions that at this point I believe 100% that he cheats. A group of women didn’t suddenly get together and say “hey, let’s target that guy Randy and make his life miserable!” There are bigger fish than Randy Gerber! I have a bigger problem with my lack of respect for her. She never ever says anything about it. Granted, it’s not our business and no one knows what goes on behind closed doors, BUT, I would hope that she would be trying to get to the bottom of all of this, because she looks extremely foolish and embarrasingly naive. As to her looks and “how could he cheat on someone that looks like her!”…are you for real? Anyone with a good looking wife or husband is so beyond that. Like all of us, though we want our spouses to look good and to keep healthy, and initially that’s what we’re attracted to, we pretty much stop seeing the outside…it’s called familiarity. So yeah, I believe anyone can cheat, regardless of what your wife looks like…and for what it’s worth, I personally think she seems to be looking more and more like Janice Dickinson each day, but that’s my opinion. Her magazine photos are air brushed, and there have been plenty of pictures of her on the beach not looking so flattering…BUT who cares? I’m sure he’s not completely hot sitting on the toilet. Real love is eternal and is supposed to outlast our looks. We’re all going to get old, including him.