In a new court filing, she accuses Lee Scott, Wal-Mart's chief executive, of buying yachts and jewellery for his wife at preferential prices as a result of his relationship with Irwin Jacobs, whose company buys unsold Wal-Mart stock. Wal-Mart disputes this. DraftFCB lost the $570 million Wal-Mart account after two months, and Roehm was sacked after an alleged inappropriate relationship with a colleague, Sean Womack. Roehm denies showing any favouritism to DraftFCB, but admits Womack had met Howard Draft, the DraftFCB chief (pictured), to seek "advice on marriage issues".
Julie Roehm, the former marketing chief of Wal-Mart, has upped the ante in the legal battle over her firing.