LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – CrossRoads of Southern Nevada CEO, David Marlon, has stepped down after lawsuit accused him of sexual harassment and mental torture.
In a statement Tuesday, the drug and alcohol addiction treatment center announced that one of its other founders, Jeffrey Iverson, would be acting as Interim CEO. The statement further reiterates the center’s “zero-tolerance harassment policy” and commitment to the community:
“Effective immediately, Dave Marlon is stepping down as CEO of CrossRoads of Southern Nevada, a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center. Jeffrey Iverson, one of the Founders. will be acting as the Interim CEO. We have a zero-tolerance harassment policy and will continue to provide a safe environment for our employees. We want to ensure the public, county and all of our valued partners that they can expect the same levels of service and care for the important population we are serving in our community.”Crossroads of Southern Nevada
The lawsuit filed last Monday in Clark County District Court accuses David Marlon, the co-founder of Vegas Stronger and CEO of CrossRoads of Southern Nevada, of sexually assaulting and harassing an employee.
In the claim, the former employee says she was a previous patient at CrossRoads before she was hired by Marlon as his personal assistant. She says she suffered from Marlon’s sexual advances that began as early as her first day of work in mid-April and that she was subjected “numerous acts of sexual violence, physical violence, mental torture, harassment, humiliation, retaliation, threats and fear….”
As previously reported by the I-Team, the accuser claims Marlon had offered her a $60,000 yearly salary that was paid by the Vegas Stronger payroll, however further notes that all of the her documentation reflected she was an employee at CrossRoads.
CrossRoads denies the accuser was employed by their facility, and said through their spokesperson that the accuser was strictly an employee at Marlon’s non-profit organization, Vegas Stronger.
In a statement to the I-Team, Marlon’s attorney, Domenic Gentile called the allegations “a work of fiction:”
“It is a work of fiction, replete with provably false allegations set in a salacious narrative solely intended by her to harm David Marlon’s reputation as a leader in the treatment of addiction by someone clinging to her own. We will debunk it in court with proof of its falsehoods and also who put her up to it.”STATEMENT FROM DAVE MARLON ATTORNEY DOMINIC GENTILE
According to CrossRoads of Southern Nevada, David Marlon was hired as a consultant in December of 2019 and named CEO of the rehab center in January of 2020.
The lawsuit lists Marlon’s involvement with several other entities including being the co-founder of Vegas Stronger