A lawsuit filed by a Walmart employee who alleges she was groped by a store employee has been dismissed by a federal judge.
A jury trial is scheduled to begin next week.
The woman, identified only as “Ms. J.S.,” filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco in July 2015.
It alleged she was subjected to “an inappropriate touching of her private parts” by the employee.
The suit alleges that the employee “engaged in sexual activity with Plaintiff’s breasts, buttocks, genitalia, breasts, genitals and genitals of Plaintiff and that Defendant was present during the sexual activity.”
The alleged victim claims she was also subjected to an “inappropriate touching of Plaintiff’s buttocks” by “Mr. T.”
The lawsuit, which was filed in May, claims Walmart, Inc., is “in a state of shock” and “cannot accept responsibility for the conduct” of Mr. T.
The company has not commented publicly on the matter.
The lawsuit says the incident happened at Walmart in San Jose, California, on August 11, 2015.
According to the complaint, Walmart’s corporate office notified the woman that her account had been suspended.
The complaint also says the company was notified that “several days prior to the alleged assault, Defendant had been charged with two counts of sexual battery, and that he had pled guilty to both counts.”
The woman says she was later informed by the company that she had not been charged.
She also says she filed a police report.
Walmart has said it does not comment on pending litigation.