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Sacked manager who says Prada called her ugly loses lawsuit in Japan

A Japanese court has dismissed a sexual harassment and unfair dismissal suit against fashion house Prada after management told a woman employee to lose weight and keep in shape.

Rina Bovrisse, 38, who claimed a Prada human resources manager had branded her "ugly", said the ruling by a woman judge at Tokyo District Court was unacceptable and that she would appeal the case.

Bovrisse was demanding Prada pay her JPY58 million (USD727,347) for emotional distress. "This decision … allows sexually harassing comments to be made at the workplace," she said after the case on Friday.

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