Dolores - On the episode "The
Junior Mint" of the popular sitcom SEINFELD/NBC/1990-98 comedian
Jerry Seinfeld can't recall the name of a girl he once dated (which
rhymes with a female body part). At the show's conclusion Jerry rules
out all the possibilities (Aretha, Bovary, Celeste, Gipple & Mulva)
and then finally cries "Dolores!" (played by Susan Walters).
thought the show's premise was clever including one Jerold MacKenzie,
54, a manager at the Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee.
Unfortunately, when he discussed the show's storyline the next day
with female colleague, Patricia Best (he showed her a photocopied
dictionary definition of the anatomical part in question when she
didn't get the punch line) she complained to her supervisors.
A few days later Mackenzie was fired. He sued and in October of
1997, the Milwaukee courts awarded him $1.5 million after the jury
decided the joke did not qualify as sexual harassment. The Miller
Brewing Company appealed the verdict.
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