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A former Sanofi (SNY) director of press relations, Jean-Marc Podvin, was caught in 2013 sending texts to his assistant, saying she was “sexy,” and allegedly running internet searches at work with keywords such as “topless” and “adultery Paris,” according to rulings from a French employment tribunal and an appeals court last October, Bloomberg News reports. Paris courts have already twice thrown out his unfair dismissal lawsuit requesting about $1.5 million. Podvin did not respond to requests for comment; his lawyer says he is appealing.

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  • In the matter of Jean-Marc (formerly of SNY), our scribe says “his lawyer says he is appealing.” Apparently, one might observe, his assistant obviously disagrees (or ‘disagreed’) – or one might not. “Je ne sais quoi.”

    • Dear Observer,

      Thank you for observing the pun, which was, well, apropos

      ed at pharmalot

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