Upscale Equinox Wall Street gym employee 'fired for reporting lawyer who ...

An Equinox gym employee claims he was fired as a receptionist at the Wall Street location on Friday after reporting to his bosses that a lawyer masturbated in a steam room while staring at him.

The incident involving receptionist Michael Alexander, 27, and married litigator Steven Hammond, 65, took place on May 21 and was reported by the New York Post last month.

Since then, Alexander, who was anonymous at the time of original reporting, has been removed from his position at the chain of workout spaces.

Michael Alexander, 27, was fired Friday, after reporting an incident where he claims a man masturbated while looking him directly in the eye at his place of employment

Michael Alexander, 27, was fired Friday, after reporting an incident where he claims a man masturbated while looking him directly in the eye at his place of employment

'I'm banned because I spoke out,' he told New York Post about being terminated Friday. Adding that after filing a complaint with law enforcement about the 'disgusting' incident, he felt he had no support from his employers.

'I really wanted to move up in that company before this happened,' he said. 'They did nothing to help me. They did nothing to help the police officer.'

The incident with litigator Steven Hammond, 65, took place on May 21 and he handed himself in Jun 29 at 4.30am

The incident with litigator Steven Hammond, 65, took place on May 21 and he handed himself in Jun 29 at 4.30am

Alexander was the only person in the steam room with Hammond when the high-powered lawyer allegedly looked at him for approximately 15 seconds before he began touching himself inappropriately in front of his accuser.

Hammond is married to Beth Snyder, an associate professor of English as a second language at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey according to a New York Times announcement about his daughter, Laura Hammond in 2009.

While Hammond - who was arrested for public lewdness - has hit back calling the claims 'complete fabrication', Alexander reiterates that he did commit the sex crime.

'I went into the steam room, I saw that gentleman sitting there, so I sat down and he looked at me, and then he started to jerk off,' he previous said, adding he was too shocked to move initially. 'He looked at me again, inferring, "Let's do this".'

Hughes, Hubbard and Reed, where Hammond is a partner, specializes in international commercial litigation. They've handled cases before the International Chamber of Commerce and the United Nations' Commission on International Trade Law.

He eventually handed himself in at 4.30am June 29 and was

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