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NEW YORK | Ex-CEO sues Barnes & Noble over his firing BC-APFN-US–Barnes & Noble-CEO Lawsuit,1st Ld-Writethru

NEW YORK | Ex-CEO sues Barnes & Noble over his firing BC-APFN-US–Barnes & Noble-CEO Lawsuit,1st Ld-Writethru

NEW YORK — The former CEO of Barnes & Noble filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the company, saying the bookseller breached his contract for denying him severance and defamed him by saying he engaged in misconduct, which he denies.

Barnes & Noble said the lawsuit was an extortion attempt, and that Demos Parneros was terminated for sexual harassment and bullying, claims he refuted in his legal papers.

In his suit filed in federal court in Manhattan, Parneros said he had been making positive changes at the company, where he had been CEO since April 2017, but was fired without cause after a deal to sell the company didn’t work out and accused founder Leonard Riggio of being volatile and refusing to let go of control.

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