Q: Where was the Mayor Tuesday?
A: Possibly being Prepped for Yesterday’s Press Conference
The City Council voted 7-0 in a closed-door session Tuesday night to approve Sanchez’s recommendation to reject Muller’s claim, according to a source with direct knowledge of the vote. Johnson was absent for that vote and the evening’s public City Council meeting.
Last month, Estrellita Ilee Muller (Sacramento City Manager,former executive assistant) filed claim with the City Clerk’s Office in April and sought $200,000 in damages from the city
She says was summoned to the mayoral library on the fifth floor of City Hall by one of Johnson’s security officers on Dec. 26, 2013. Johnson closed the door when he and Muller entered the library and gave her “an unwelcome and close hug, pressing his body against her’s, then felt her along her torso and tried to kiss her and asked her if she “felt it”
Mayor KJ Says
Was there a Settlement?
Etan Rosen, an attorney representing Muller, initially told The Bee on Thursday he would not comment because the case was “ongoing.” But Thursday afternoon, the mayor’s office issued a statement on behalf of Rosen saying “my client is satisfied with the conclusion of this matter.”
When contacted by The Bee to verify that he made the comment, Rosen replied, “What did it say?” He then confirmed that his client was “satisfied with the process” and that she would not seek a civil lawsuit.
Asked if Johnson had reached a paid settlement with Muller, the mayor’s political adviser, Steve Maviglio, referred that question to Sanchez. The city attorney did not return phone calls and emails seeking comment. A message left at Rosen’s office asking whether a settlement had been reached was not returned.