A Carrollton Worker's Boss Punched and Stun-Gunned Him in the Junk, Lawsuit Claims

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Christopher Key claims his boss hit him in the groinal region for months before he finally quit.
Total Building Maintenance, Inc., in Carrollton, is in the business of cleanliness. For its corporate clients, it cleans carpets and washes windows, among other janitorial duties. But if a new lawsuit filed recently is to be believed, the company, especially its chief operations officer, Neil Chopra, has been engaged in some less-than-clean activities.

In mid-2011, a man named Christopher Key started working for the cleaning company. He moved up its ranks quickly. After only a few months, he was promoted, and Chopra became his immediate supervisor. Around the same time as his promotion, however, Key's boss hit him for the first time, he claims in the lawsuit.

One day, Key claims, Chopra punched him in the testicles. He fell to the floor. Stop it, he told Chopra, who responded strangely. He told the man he had just punched that he was only joking, only playing around, Key claims.

Every Friday afternoon, Chopra held meetings that employees were required to attend. After the meetings wrapped up, Chopra would start punching, according to the lawsuit. And it wasn't just Key who got the shaft. He observed other employees receiving the same treatment, he claims.

Key claims the company, a mom-and-pop shop, had no HR department. Company policy was to report abuse to a supervisor. But in Key's case, his supervisor was also his abuser.

He confided in a fellow coworker. My supervisor keeps punching me, Key told the coworker, according to the suit. That's normal, the coworker said; the best thing to do is to try to leave the Friday meetings early. At the next meeting, Key attempted this strategy. It didn't work. Still, he had bills to pay; he didn't leave the company.

Eventually, Key claims, Chopra stepped up his abuse. He got a stun gun and began to shock employees on their backs, arms and necks. Key claims Chopra begged to let him shock him, but Key refused.

Soon, Chopra got a stronger stun gun. One day, he called Key out to a shed. Key walked from his office toward the shed, but before he got there, Chopra ambushed him, Key claims. He shocked him in the testicles. Key claims in the complaint, "It was very painful, and left a large area bruised." A week later, Chopra punched him in the same area again.

On another occasion, Key claims that Chopra, using a hose, sprayed him with water while he sat at his desk, soaking his clothes and his paperwork. He cleaned the mess up alone.

The last straw, what led to Key finally quitting, happened around Thanksgiving in 2012. Chopra and Key drove out to Waco together for a job. On the way there, Chopra reached over the vehicle's median and grabbed Key's penis. Angry, Key shouted at his boss, telling him he didn't appreciate his advances.

Key claims Chopra continued during this trip to ask him, "What's wrong?"

The next day, Key complained to the company's president, who was also Chopra's wife. He detailed the abuse, and Chopra was, at least supposedly, fired. But Key would often see his old boss' vehicle in the parking lot and would sometimes see him in person at the office. Had he really been let go?

Key, at last, couldn't take it anymore. A month after he complained to Chopra's wife, he quit. He filed the complaint Friday.

The lawyer for Chopra and the company declined to comment about the complaint.


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Hottymic1
Hottymic1

Wow, really a guy is going to let another kind do that??  NO FREAKING WAY!!! And really going to stick around because he needed the $$...I claim BS!!!

Then to add a stun gun, really?? haven't you seen what it does to people??  NO FREAKY WAY your going to put up with that and stick around... NO WAY!!

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

I read this and the first question that came to mind is why did this man put up with all of this!?? Atleast get it on video and fake slam your head, and then sue the sh+t out of him.  Sounds kind of weird...........first time a guy stun guns me or touches my junk, I'm just GOING to beat his ass, or try. ????

Amy S
Amy S

I wonder if Key had been a woman, would his character be questioned? Or would it be attributed to someone who is fiscally tied to an abusive relationship? Abuse is abuse.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

That is some perverted pig.  But I have to question the character of Key, who tolerated the abuse for a long time before resigning.  I would have kicked Chopra in the balls the first time he put a hand on me.

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

I would advise the party that serves the summons to wear a cup.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@kergo1spaceship It's actually shocking to me that some commenters agree that they must endure being punched and tased in the testicles because they need the job.  This guy not only tolerated it, but it got worse and worse, and then he resigned.  Like you, if that bastard put his hands on me I wouldn't be able to control myself. 

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@Amy S Dimwit.  Women in abusive relationships are scared to death that their husband/boyfriend will come after them and kill them if they try to escape.

wcvemail
wcvemail

I surely hope you stretched before those long reaches.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz did ya read, he said he really needed the paycheck, so he took the abuse to be able to continue to bring home the $$$

wcvemail
wcvemail

@ChrisYu

That was some low-hanging fruit, but you racked up a point.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz


I've quit an average job for much less.......last time I quit a job I quit because my boss wouldn't listen to me; so I took my football and went home-it was a great decision.   I was in Colorado the next morning.  Didn't miss a beat. I went from working 7 days a week, with constant calls 6AM-9 PM, to trout fishing; so I'm not going to let my boss smash me in the nuts. 

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@ScottsMerkin  So, if you had a boss that was grabbing your nuts and tasing you, you would do nothing because you needed the money.  We all need money, honey.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Well considering it a mom and pop, there isnt any HR, you deal until you find a new job and you certainly dont do anything to ruin your lawsuit you are going to file, when you have enough evidence and a new job.


Also for some people, its really hard to get a job for whatever reason they may have so maybe he didnt have the option to just quit and find other work

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@ScottsMerkin When do you reach the point when you have enough evidence?  When your testicles turn gangrenous from being grabbed and tased by some psychotic sex maniac.  I hope you don't pass on your cowardice to that boy.

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