Buck Naked and the Law: Man Sues Over Weekend Retreat

Attorney Steven Eggleston rebuffs a "weekend male retreat" and sues in the process.


Attorney Steven Eggleston is hopping mad that his law firm allegedly mistreated him after he refused an invitation from his boss to a "weekend male retreat." Eggleston says he was badgered, yelled at and ultimately had his pay slashed to zero for not attending the retreat, held at a Santa Barbara, Calif., mountain campground and sponsored by the ManKind Project, according to a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court. Shortly after starting work at the law firm, Eggleston was urged by his boss, John Bisnar, to attend the weekend retreat. Upon researching the ManKind Project, Eggleston learned that men would be holding hands and walking naked, blindfolded, through a forest. Then they would sit nude in groups of 30 to 50, passing around a wooden dildo and giving lurid details of their sexual history. We could go on but we'll stop, because the tawdry details are utterly ridiculous. What's more ridiculous is essentially firing someone for not going along with what sounds like foolishness instead of legal training or professional development. FYI: We prefer our attorneys fully clothed. 

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