Thursday, May 07, 2009

where not to apply for a job

original sophia's house of pancakes in greenwood; that's where:

During the interview, Philis began to ask the woman personal questions and then asked her if he could show her the restaurant, to which she obliged, thinking she might be offered a job, according to the affidavit.

The woman told Greenwood police that Philis unexpectedly grabbed both her elbows and then kissed her on the mouth. He then blocked her from leaving and guided her toward an office, the affidavit stated.

Philis told the woman he wanted to touch her and began kissing her on and around the neck, according to the affidavit. The woman told Philis to stop, but he then pushed her into a chair before the assault escalated, the affidavit said.

On March 31, the woman agreed to record a phone conversation with Philis. During the conversation, Philis took full responsibility and referred to the incident as a nightmare, according to the affidavit.

The same day, Philis admitted to police that the woman told him no during the incident but "he did not think she was serious," the affidavit stated.

her mouth said "no", but her body said, "i need a job!"

perhaps even more shocking than the sexual assault is the owner's reaction:

"I've known him for years," John Filis, owner of the restaurant, said today. "I think it's all lies. He's innocent."

so dude admitted to the police that he did this without the woman's consent, but the owner thinks "it's all lies." i've never been to this pancake house, largely because it's in greenwood, but i assure you i will never step foot in the place now.

p.s. since this story is in the indy star, it would be wise to avoid scrolling down and reading the comments, for reasons that should be obvious.

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