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Former Hawaiian Tropic employees sue for alleged harassment

NEW YORK Four women who formerly worked at the Hawaiian Tropic Zone restaurant, a Times Square restaurant operated by The Riese Organization under a licensing deal with chef David Burke, have filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the owners of the eatery and accused a former general manager of rape and sexual battery.

Representatives of Burke and Riese, a local operator of multiple restaurant concepts, said the allegations were false and without merit.

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