By STEVEN T. DENNIS
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Chicago businesswoman has accused the president of a Martinsburg beer distribution firm with sexual misconduct and fraud in a $30 million lawsuit filed in Berkeley County Circuit Court.
Susan Sharpe accused Robert A. McMillan, president of Jefferson Distributing Co. and Data Genesis Corp. in Martinsburg, of a long-running campaign to coerce her to have sex with him and firing her when she refused. Sharpe also alleges that McMillan swindled her out of her interest in Data Genesis, a company she says she co-founded, and in which McMillan invested.
Sharpe has sued for lost wages, the value of her interest in Data Genesis, compensation for injuries caused by the alleged unwanted sexual overtures, and punitive damages.