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Hastings Harassment Suit Dismissed, But Legal Battle Continues
National Journal ^ | 2/14/2012 | Shane Goldmacher

Posted on 02/15/2012 7:42:50 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

A sexual-harassment lawsuit against Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., was dismissed in federal court on Tuesday, but the legal battle isn’t over yet for the embattled lawmaker.

U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Rothstein dismissed the charges against Hastings by Winsome Packer, an employee of the Helsinki Commission, which Hastings once chaired. But Rothstein said the case could continue against the commission itself.

The lawsuit, filed last year, has also evolved into a House Ethics Committee probe.

In the lawsuit, Packer claims she was “forced to endure unwelcome sexual advances, crude sexual comments, and unwelcome touching” by Hastings. She sued last year, aided by the group Judicial Watch, and she also claimed she was retaliated against after she complained about the harassment.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: criminal; democrat; perversion
The media has ignored this story....but remember when another Florida congressman, Mark Foley, was caught sending emails to former interns??

I would like to see some curious media investigate the sexual harassment claims against the former impeached and removed from office federal judge Hastings. Oh, wait, he is a DEMOCRAT. NEVER MIND.

1 posted on 02/15/2012 7:43:01 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Winsome Packer” ... ?

oh, the visuals

2 posted on 02/15/2012 7:50:45 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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