Skip to comments.Disgraced former congressman Blake Farenthold won’t repay $84K sexual harassment settlement
Posted on 05/15/2018 11:31:01 AM PDT by GIdget2004
Former Rep. Blake Farenthold, the disgraced Texas Republican who resigned last month in the aftermath of a sexual harassment settlement, has secured his next paid gig as a government lobbyist. But even though hes going to be raking in a reported six-figure salary, Farenthold told ABC News that he has no intention of repaying an $84,000 sexual harassment settlement funded by taxpayers.
Farenthold told a Corpus Christi, Texas talk radio station Monday that hes accepted a position as a legislative liaison at the Calhoun Port Authority, previously known as the Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort. Farentholds hiring announcement was first reported by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
Reached via phone Tuesday morning by ABC News, Farenthold declined to comment on his new job. Im a private citizen now, so Im not commenting about my employment, Farenthold said.
Farenthold then made clear that he has no intention of repaying an $84,000 taxpayer settlement stemming from a 2014 complaint by a former congressional aide alleging sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation.
I will say this on the record: I have been advised by my attorneys not to repay that, Farenthold told ABC. Thats why it hasnt been repaid.
Farenthold refused to disclose his attorneys justification for that legal advice.
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Why should he repay when others are not forced to. I hope this blows wide open to expose ALL the political hacks to be named and repay with interest all the money fronted.
Since I didnt call it and dont think its necessary, I shouldnt be asked to pay for it,
He’s what we call an ugly pig, inside and out.
Typical swamp-dwelling loser.
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