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Governor of Kentucky, Woman Trade Charges Over Alleged Affair

September 19, 2002|From Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A woman sued Gov. Paul E. Patton for sexual harassment Wednesday and claimed he directed state regulators toward her nursing home in retaliation for her ending their alleged two-year affair.

The Democratic governor held a news conference earlier to deny Tina Conner's claims. The state Cabinet for Human Services also said its actions against the nursing home were not influenced by Patton or his office.

"In time I expect that the full truth will come out," Patton said. "I think my conduct has been appropriate."

Judi Patton stood by her husband of 25 years at the news conference. The governor did not discuss many of the allegations but said he would fight any lawsuit.

Conner's lawsuit names Patton and the state of Kentucky as defendants and seeks unspecified damages. It alleges sexual harassment, retaliation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Conner's attorney, Fred Radolovich, said his client believes her life has been ruined.

"I feel we have a strong position," Radolovich said.

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