Sex in Sacramento’s City Hall? Vice Mayor Allen Warren accused of Sexual Misconduct


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By: CityFella

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.

Hush$? 

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?

A. Researching

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Yikes!! City Employee Accuses Mayor KJ of Sexual Harrassment


Q:  Where was the Mayor Tuesday?

A: Possibly being Prepped for Yesterday’s Press Conference

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said sexual harassment allegations made against him

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.


$200,000

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


Details, Details

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”

Muller is married and said the mayor continued pursing her through the summer of 2014. In her claim, she says she told several representatives and that those representatives “offered no helpful advice and took no action in response to receiving the information.”  before moving to the city’s Human Resources Department in October, a switch she said in her claim was “in order to more successfully avoid Mr. Johnson.”

Mayor KJ Says

The “incident described in the complaint simply never happened.     “As an elected official, I understand that I am a target of attacks,”  “And I understand that even though this is an allegation — one that independent counsel has found to have absolutely no merit — it will generate headlines and wound me, my family, and our city. That is sad and disappointing on so many levels.”     The case is considered closed, KJ told reporters Thursday.

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.

Sacramento Bee

With his second term coming to a close, and Strong Mayor dead.  KJ might be positioning himself for something beyond Sacramento.   He is currently the President of the U.S, Conference of Mayors and former President of National Conference of Black Mayors.
KJ has been the subject of several investigations of sexual misconduct in Sacramento and Phoenix, dating back to the nineties. A draft agreement that had Johnson paying a $230,000 settlement to a 16-year-old Phoenix girl he had mentored in the mid-1990s. She told police he fondled her. He had denied it.   No charges were filed.
Inside the city limits of Sacramento his history is history.  Outside of Sacramento, this new claim could be problematic.
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