Google exec fired after boss harassed him at a drunken party

A Google executive claims he was fired by the tech giant for refusing the advances of a high-ranking female colleague at a fancy company dinner.

Ryan Olohan, 48, is accusing Google of firing him after one of its top executives, Tiffany Miller, swabbed him at a Chelsea restaurant in December 2019 and told him she knew he liked Asian women — which Miller reported, according to a federal lawsuit filed in November. . in Manhattan.

Miller, director of programmed media at Google, rubbed Olohan’s muscles, complimented his body, and told him her marriage lacked “spice,” according to court papers.

The alleged business encounter was revealed during a drunken corporate meeting at Fig & Olive on West 13th Street shortly after Olohan was promoted to general manager of food, beverage and restaurants and joined a new management team that included Miller in Google’s Manhattan offices, accordingly. in the suit.


Ryan Olohan has accused Google and one of its top executives, Tiffany Miller, of firing him after Miller groped him at a Chelsea restaurant in December 2019.

While Olohan, who is married with seven children, said he was initially uncomfortable bringing up the incident because several of his colleagues were drunk, his co-workers later modified that behavior to “Tiffany being Tiffany,” the court papers say.

Olohan said he reported the issue to Google’s human resources department the following week, but nothing came of it regarding the complaint.

According to the lawsuit, the HR representative “publicly admitted…that if the complaint was ‘reverse’—a woman accusing a white man of harassment—the complaint would certainly be escalated.”

Olohan claims Miller began retaliating against him after he made the complaint by criticizing him and reporting “micro-infractions” to HR, though the complaint does not specify what Miller accused him of.


Tiffany Miller's photo.
According to court documents, Tiffany Miller rubbed Olohan’s stomach muscles and told him she knew he liked Asian women.

The retaliation allegedly continued at a Google-hosted event in December 2021 where Miller drunkenly berated Olohan in front of colleagues. The grudges were so bad that colleagues encouraged Miller to move to the other end of the table, according to the lawsuit.

Miller later apologized andAlthough Google was aware Miller’s continued harassment of Olohan stemmed from his disapproval of her sexual advancesOnce again, she took no action,” the lawsuit alleges.

Miller drunkenly berated Olohan again during a company meeting at a karaoke bar in April 2022, where she taunted him upon her arrival and asserted that she knew he preferred Asian women to white women — knowing Olohan’s wife was Asian, according to court papers.

A picture of figs and olives on West 13th Street.

The alleged confrontation unfolded during a drunken company gathering at Fig & Olive on West 13th Street.


A picture of figs and olives on West 13th Street.

Another incident allegedly occurred at an event hosted by Google in December 2021 where Miller drunkenly berated Olohan in front of colleagues.


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Olohan said he began to feel increasing pressure from his supervisor, who told him there were “obviously a lot of white men” on his management team. The lawsuit alleges that in July he was encouraged to fire an employee to make room for a woman on his team.

The following month, Google launched Alohan, he quit his company after 16 years.

During a video call, Olohan said he was told by Google’s employee investigations team that he was fired for not being “thorough”.


Photo by Ryan Olohan.
Olohan said Google’s employee investigations team told him he was fired because he wasn’t “thorough”.

When he asked why it was not inclusive, Olohan was told that he showed favoritism toward high-performing employees and that he was “able” to comment on other employees’ “walking speed”.

Olohan’s lawsuit, which is seeking unspecified damages, names both Google and Miller as defendants and accuses them of discrimination, retaliation, and creating a hostile work environment.

In a statement to The Post, a spokesperson for Miller denied the accusations against his client.

“This lawsuit is a fictional account of events filled with many falsehoods, fabricated by a disgruntled former employee, who was Ms. Miller’s senior at Google,” the spokesperson said. “Miss. Miller made no ‘advances’ towards Mr. Olohan, which witnesses can easily confirm.”

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