A Los Angeles judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in a lawsuit filed against a hologram producer and three of his companies by a former employee after the jury deadlocked 8-4 on the key question of whether he subjected her to unwanted sexual harassment because she was a woman.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Christopher Lui took the action after the jury foreman, Sarah Caplan, told him the panel was at an impasse in the case brought by 32-year-old Elizabeth Taylor against 51-year-old Alki David and his companies. The other 11 jurors concurred with Caplan when individually questioned by Lui.

Taylor’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, said outside the courtroom that she will seek a date for a speedy retrial.

“We will fight again and we will beat him,” Bloom said.

Bloom said she was “shocked” to learn from Caplan that some jurors were not bothered by David’s frequent outbursts in court, during which he often attacked Bloom and Taylor, used profanity and talked about excluded evidence in front of the jury.

Caplan said that while most jurors were irked by David’s behavior, some considered it a “spirited” response by a man who believed he was wrongly accused of something he denied doing.

Lui fined David a total of $9,500 during four separate hearings. He banned him altogether from the courtroom on Thursday.

Bloom compared David’s’ conduct to that of Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, when Kavanaugh railed at those he accused of trying to derail his nomination. Bloom said some would consider such conduct acceptable for men, but never for women.

David acted as his own attorney during the trial. Attorneys Ellyn Garofalo and Amir Kaltgrad represented his companies, FilmOnTV, Hologram USA and Hologram USA Entertainment Inc.

Garafalo said she considered the mistrial a victory and predicted the same outcome if the case was retried, calling Taylor a “flawed plaintiff.”

Taylor said she was hired in January 2015 as an account executive at FilmOnTV and fired that June. She testified that David once picked her up by the ankles and walked her upside down around the office, exposing her underwear. She also said he played an offensive video on her computer and brought a male stripper into the workplace to celebrate a female executive’s birthday.

In April, Taylor’s co-plaintiff, 42-year-old Chasity Jones, was awarded $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages. She alleged she was fired for refusing to have sex with David and testified on behalf of Taylor last week.

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