London Lite Friday, 18 September 2009 11 Waronlapdancediscrimination SUSAN BOYLES performance on Americas Got Talent was pre-recorded after fears that she might have a meltdown on stage. Despite many believing the 48-year-old Scot was singing live on the talent show on Wednesday, it emerged today that worried bosses recorded her slot 24 hours before. Boyle shot to fame overnight after a video of her audition for Britains Got Talent, now seen by 130m people, was viewed via the internet around the world. But her sudden celebrity status led to an emotional breakdown and she was admitted to The Priory clinic in London for help. A source on Americas Got Talent said that her slot was blended into the show, adding: It took the pressure off her and enabled her to relax and give her best. by tim stewart ....inaxxxxxx MostWanted This weeks fastest selling tickets... 1 Paramore, Wembley Arena, 18 Dec 2 New England Patriots vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Wembley Stadium, 25 Oct 3 Muse, The O2, 12 & 13 Nov 4 Ricky Gervais, Arts Depot, 4 Oct 5 Florence & The Machine, Brixton Academy, 13 & 14 Dec 6 Arctic Monkeys, Wembley Arena, 17 & 18 Nov 7 Beyonc, right, The O2, 14 & 16 Nov 8 Coldplay, Wembley Stadium, 18 & 19 Sep 9 Green Day, The O2, 23 & 24 Oct 10Andrea Bocelli, The O2, 24 Sep Chart compiled by Seatwave 40m sex claim City boss: I was tricked to enter seedy porn shopAN AccOUNTANT claiming a record 40m compensation from a city firm told a tribunal a male colleague tricked her into entering a sex shop. Mihaela Popa said that she was on her way to a Pricewaterhousecoopers team lunch when a senior associate held open the door of what she thought was a restaurant. Romanian Miss Popa, 31, said she was horrified to find herself in a porn store and distressed when it became a stand- ing joke throughout the firm. She became known to colleagues as Mihaela and porn and was asked by partners whether she liked visiting sex shops, she said. Miss Popa told central London Employment Tribunal yesterday that she endured absolute degradation through sexist and racist bullying at the auditors London and chicago offices. Pwc bosses displayed a Nazi attitude and made her feel like a prostitute, with a colleague telling her Eastern Europeans are whores. She said colleagues also quizzed her intrusively about her love life and mocked her nationality. Miss Popa, who earned 41,000 a year as a forensic accountant, said she got on so badly with her London office boss that she feared she would be attacked by her. She said her boss accused her of being in London only to live it up. Despite having an MBA and being given high promises that she could become a 750,000-a-year partner, she was ignored for promotion, she claimed. Miss Popa, of Hampstead, resigned in 2006 after being off sick for several months with depression and anxiety. She lost previous tribunal claims of race discrimination, constructive dis- missal and wrongful dismissal against Pwc in 2007 and alleges that the company then retaliated by sabotaging her career prospects through references and adverse influence on subsequent employers. She is suing Pwc for victimisation on the grounds of her previous claims, demanding 40m for loss of earnings and hurt feelings. Pwc denies the claims, and the tribunal continues. as legitimate business expenses. She said: Why should you be able to get tax relief for a night at a lapdancing club where effectively you are discriminating against women employees? Its wrong, in excluding women in the workplace, but also as part of a larger industry of exploitation of women. One owner of a lapdancing club said 75 per cent of his clients were business people -- or 100 per cent on certain nights of the week. Companies can claim back 15 per cent VAT if they take staff out, as it is deemed to help motivation. Offsetting expenses against tax for entertaining corporate clients is also allowed. The number of lapdancing clubs in Britain soared to 300 after the 2003 Licensing Act made it possible for them to be classed as in the leisure, rather than sex, industry. The Treasury was said to be examining tightening the tax relief law as Ms Harman proposes. She said people could not get tax relief for services such as childcare, making the rule on lapdancing clubs difficult to justify. E From Page 1 SuBos singing was not live Pressure off: Susan Boyle back in UK Horrified: Mihaela Popa index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html