Former Bodybuilding.com Chief Financial Officer Michael John McClane, 43, is accused of illegally touching two female employees during a bus ride following a rafting trip for Bodybuilding.com employees in Stanley on Aug. 24, according to Custer County court records.
One woman told a sheriffs deputy that McClane pushed her to the ground, groped her and pinched her with such force that she was bruised on her arms, a leg and buttocks. Another told the deputy McClane placed his hand on her thigh twice and slapped her on her buttocks during the same bus ride, according to court records.
The deputy tried to interview McClane at the Sun Valley Lodge, where the employees of the Meridian company were staying, but could not find him, according to court records. Prosecutors charged McClane in early November. A pretrial conference is set for Jan. 7.
The crime of misdemeanor battery is punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for each charge.
McClanes attorney did not return calls to the Idaho Statesman Wednesday.
The Bodybuilding.com website says McClane was hired to be CFO in 2009, after his tenure as the CFO of U.S. Auto Parts, a publicly traded e-commerce company.
This has been a turbulent year for Bodybuilding.com. In August, the companys current CEO and a former president were ordered to pay criminal fines totaling $8.1 million on misdemeanor changes of selling misbranded products.
The company, the worlds largest Internet nutritional-supplement retailer, must pay $7 million for violations of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. CEO Ryan DeLuca, of Eagle, was ordered to pay $500,000. His brother, former Bodybuilding.com president, Jeremy DeLuca, also of Eagle, was ordered to pay $600,000.
The DeLucas were placed on three years of probation. The company must also implement a product-testing procedure.
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