Moog releases official statement responding to lawsuit alleging misogyny

The company says it will “continue to provide a safe and nurturing environment” for its employees.

Moog Music has released an official statement responding to allegations of discrimination and misogyny within the company.

The response follows news that Hannah Green, an ex-employee, alleged that the synth company fired her on the basis of her gender. According to an article on The Asheville Blade, Green is seeking $1.1 million in compensation and punitive damages, plus attorney’s fees, as “a result of these discriminatory acts, breach of contract, and negligent affliction of emotional distress”. Moog says that these claims are “false” and that it “categorically denies” them.

Read the full statement below:

“This statement concerns unsubstantiated allegations made within an online article that recently appeared in the Asheville Blade. The article details supposed incidents of an ex-Moog Music employee who filed a lawsuit against Moog Music claiming discrimination and retaliation. Moog categorically denies these claims, which are false. The author of the Asheville Blade article did not contact Moog Music or give us an opportunity to comment, respond to, or refute any of these false allegations.

“Given the matter is subject to pending litigation, we can only comment on some of the facts. First, this former employee filed a charge of discrimination with the US Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), and the EEOC subsequently investigated and dismissed the claim. Second, Moog Music conducted its own internal investigation and found that the allegations of the accuser regarding discrimination and retaliation to be unsubstantiated.

“We recognise that discrimination and abuse is too common of an occurrence at workplaces around the world and we stand as allies with those who have experienced these inexcusable behaviours. We trust that people who know our organisation, have been to our facilities, and have interacted with our employees, know that they are loving and respectful people. Our executive leadership (50 per cent female, average female tenure ~9 years) will continue to focus on providing a safe and nurturing environment for our employees and will have nothing further to say on this matter until the litigation is finalised.”

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