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Whats happening on H street?
First, Mayor Kevin Johnson and now Vice Mayor Allen Warren accused of Sexual Harassment by City Employees
Last April, Estrellita Ilee Muller a former executive assistant to John Shirey Sacramento City Manager accused Mayor Johnson of sexual harassment. She wanted $200.000 from the city.
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Last Friday, Delia Chacon, a former aid to Vice Mayor and
North Sacramento’s Councilperson Allen Warren, accusing him of sexual harassment.
In her complaint, Ms Chacon accused Warren of creating an atmosphere of “quid pro quo sexual harassment” between Aug. 26, 2013, and June 8 of this year. Chacon said in her claim that she tried to “stop providing Mr. Warren with sexual favors,” but that the councilman threatened to fire her if she stopped
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In the claim against Warren. Chacon said the councilman used his supervisory position “to repeatedly coerce her into submission to his repeated sexual requests.” The claim states Chacon accompanied Warren on “sexual escapades to Atlanta, Jamaica, Reno and Oroville” and allowed Warren “to grab and fondle her buttocks at work.”
Chacon said in her claim that she tried to stop the relationship on several occasions but was threatened with termination.
On June 8, Chacon alleged she refused Warren’s request to work on non-city business during normal business hours. Around that same day, Warren threatened to fire Chacon within 90 days if she did not transfer from his office or leave her job voluntarily, according to the claim.
Chacon communicated with Stephanie Mizuno, the City Council’s operations manager, on June 17 about a “hostile work environment,” but “never expressly stated that she was suffering sexual harassment,” according to the claim. Mizuno told Chacon she should “apply for workers’ compensation.”
Documents show Chacon was fired June 23 and that the city offered Chacon a $16,000 settlement agreement, but it’s unclear if she signed it.
Last May, Estrellita Muller’s attorney Etan Rosen told the Sacramento Bee his client was “satisfied with the process” and that she would not seek a civil lawsuit.
Scandalous History in the Making?
Sacramento was founded in 1849, one hundred sixty six years ago.
Q: At anytime in the history of the City has a Mayor and Vice Mayor been accused of Sexual harassment in the same year?