Florida Democrat Alcee Hastings sued by employee Winsome Packer for Sexual Harassment: “Unwelcome Sexual Advances” and “Unwelcome Touching”
Looks like another Democrat just can’t keep his hands to himself, at least “allegedly.” According to Judicial Water, they have filed a lawsuit against Florida Democrat Congressman Alcee Hastings on behalf of a female employee named Winsome Packer who was “allegedly” repeatedly subjected to “unwelcome sexual advances,” “unwelcome touching” and retaliation. This is the same guy who admitted during the whole ObamaCARE debacle that he and other Democrats make rules as they go along:
“There Are No Rules Here … We Make Them Up As We Go Along”
The alleged harassment and retaliation began in 2008. According to Judicial Watch’s lawsuit, filed on Monday March 7th with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia:
For over two years, from January 2008 through February 19, 2010, Ms. Packer was forced to endure unwelcome sexual advances, crude sexual comments, and unwelcome touching by Mr. Hastings while serving as the Representative of the Commission to the United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Although Ms. Packer repeatedly rejected Mr. Hastings’ sexual attention and repeatedly complained about the harassment to the Commission Staff Director, Fred Turner, Mr. Hastings refused to stop sexually harassing her. Rather, Mr. Hastings and Mr. Turner began to retaliate against Ms. Packer—including making threats of termination—because she continued to object to Mr. Hastings’ conduct.
Ms. Packer was particularly vulnerable to such threats because she was a Republican working for the Democratically-controlled Commission, a point that both Mr. Hastings and Mr. Turner used to threaten and intimidate her. Eventually, the emotional distress, anxiety, and humiliation caused by the sexual harassment and retaliation caused Ms. Packer to suffer severe health problems and forced her to leave her prestigious position.
Read the entire lawsuit here (in PDF format.)