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June 7, 1996 | From Associated Press
The NAACP does not have to pay the $332,400 promised by former Executive Director Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. to settle an employee's sexual-harassment claim, a jury ruled Thursday. The jury also concluded the civil rights organization is entitled to a refund of the money already paid. "This marks the end of a very unfortunate episode in the recent history of a great American organization," said NAACP President Kweisi Mfume. Mary E.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes and David Zahniser
Investigators looking into sexual harassment accusations against Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar "did not locate any evidence to support that the alleged discrimination, retaliation, or harassment occurred," according to a section of their final report. Former Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy sued Huizar last year, alleging she faced retaliation and discrimination after refusing to provide "sexual favors. " Huizar has said that he and Godoy had a consensual affair and called the accusations "malicious and false.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1997 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a variation of the sexual harassment claims that hit some top executives in the record industry in the early 1990s, a Superior Court lawsuit filed this week accuses a former vice president of A & M Records of sexually harassing his male assistant. Heath Byers alleges that Mark Mazzetti--until recently an A & M executive responsible for such musicians as Janet Jackson and Sting--made repeated sexual overtures in the form of lewd comments and unwanted touching.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2014 | By David Zahniser and Emily Alpert Reyes
A spokesman for a private law firm representing Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar said Friday that a city investigation into sexual harassment claims against the councilman concluded that the allegations were "baseless. " The investigative report by Batza and Associates, a confidential document provided to the council, has not been released by Huizar to The Times. Huizar's former deputy chief of staff, Francine Godoy, sued him last year, alleging she faced retaliation and discrimination after refusing to provide “sexual favors.” Huizar has said that he and Godoy had a consensual affair and called the accusations “malicious and false.” Godoy initially filed a complaint against Huizar last summer, prompting council President Herb Wesson to convene an investigative committee to look into the allegations and, if necessary, produce a report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1992
After reading the article on male harassment of women naval officers, I think the words of Simone de Beauvoir say it best in her book "Second Sex": "The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women." MARIANNE DELLA MARNA Alta Loma
WORLD
August 19, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The head of the U.N. elections unit has been charged with violating staff rules after accusations that she made unwanted advances toward a male employee and created a sexually charged workplace, the United Nations said. The world body's human resources office gave Carina Perelli, the highly praised Uruguayan director of the Electoral Assistance Division, a letter Aug. 4 setting out the charges, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1993
As the founder and president of the 10-4 Club, which has supported the Newport Beach Police Department for more than 22 years, I have tried to stay away from the Arb Campbell-Tony Villa issue so as not to get the organization involved until we know the facts. But as a private citizen and 30-year resident of Newport Beach, I can't accept the recent actions of the city without protest. I don't know whether Campbell or Villa are guilty or not. But neither does the city manager nor the council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By David Zahniser
The panel charged with looking into sexual harassment claims against Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar has completed its work and forwarded its findings to Council President Herb Wesson. News that the probe is finished comes as the City Council on Friday is scheduled to consider a contract authorizing up to $200,000 in payments to the law firm representing Huizar in a lawsuit filed by his accuser, former Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy. The report, which council members are expected to consider behind closed doors, was prepared by Batza & Associates, an investigative firm that specializes in workplace matters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By David Zahniser
The panel charged with looking into sexual harassment claims against Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar has completed its work and forwarded its findings to Council President Herb Wesson. Council members have scheduled a possible closed-door meeting Friday to discuss the report, which was produced by Batza & Associates, an investigative firm that specializes in workplace matters. The firm's findings will not be publicly released because Huizar is a city employee and employee matters are considered confidential, said Raelynn Napper, equal employment opportunity division manager for the city's Personnel Department.
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April 5, 2014 | By Timothy M. Phelps
WASHINGTON - The first time I talked to Anita Hill, she was teaching commercial law in Oklahoma, living in obscurity in the state where she grew up on an isolated farm with 12 siblings. For roughly a week in 1991, I pressed her to tell me what she had told the Senate Judiciary Committee in confidence about Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, to no avail. She was a very private person and, I can attest, a reluctant witness. Then, when the story of her allegations of sexual harassment did break based on other sources, she was instantly a celebrity or a demon, her life upended.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
The new documentary about Anita Hill opens with a close-up of a telephone and a bizarre voice mail message: "Good morning, Anita Hill. It's Ginni Thomas, and I just wanted to reach across the air waves, and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime, and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband. So give it some thought, I certainly pray about this and hope one day you will help us understand why you did what you did. OK!
BUSINESS
March 9, 2014 | By Anky van Deursen
Question: My wife and I purchased a 10-unit residential building as an investment. This is our first time owning a rental property, and we quickly realized it's a lot of work. We hired a property manager to deal with all of the details, and for a while everything seemed to be fine. Last week, however, we received a notification from the Department of Housing and Urban Development that one of our tenants had filed a complaint against us, claiming that our property manager had sexually harassed her. We know nothing about this - can we be liable for what the property manager did here?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2013 | By James Rainey and David Zahniser
The woman who has accused Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar of sexual harassment filed a second lawsuit Tuesday, claiming that city officials are attempting to intimidate her by forcing her to testify a day before she is due to give birth. Former Huizar aide Francine Godoy's lawsuit asks a judge to block the city's attempt to compel her to speak to an investigator representing the city Wednesday, one day before the suit says she is scheduled to have a caesarean section. Godoy claims that the subpoena issued to her last week is designed to preempt the proper questioning she would undergo in her lawsuit against Huizar, her onetime boss at City Hall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson offered a full-throated endorsement of Councilman Jose Huizar this week, just three months after he ordered the creation of a panel to review sexual harassment allegations against him. "Mr. Huizar is like my brother, my best friend on the council," said Wesson, headlining the kickoff event of Huizar's reelection campaign Tuesday at Exchange Los Angeles, a downtown nightclub. "I trust him with my life, he does the same for me. " Those comments, captured on a video later obtained by The Times, were made at a fundraiser attended by lobbyists, business leaders, labor leaders and real estate executives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar on Tuesday called his extramarital relationship with a former staffer a "huge mistake," but said he expects voters will judge him on his accomplishments in the district he represents. Huizar discussed the relationship after attending his first council meeting since he was named in a sexual harassment lawsuit by his former deputy chief of staff, Francine Godoy. He made his remarks on the same day as the kickoff event for his March 2015 reelection campaign.
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