The California Democratic Get together was hit Wednesday with a lawsuit by a former worker who alleged that the occasion’s former chairman groped and sexually assaulted him.
William Floyd, who served an assistant to former CDP Chairman Eric Bauman, alleges within the lawsuit that his former boss carried out oral intercourse on him with out his consent on at the very least three events and threatened him – allegedly telling Floyd “If you happen to cross me, I’ll break you.”
The 28-year-old Floyd’s lawsuit seeks damages for misplaced revenue, emotional misery and ache and struggling, together with punitive damages and attorneys’ charges. The swimsuit names the CDP and the Los Angeles County Democratic Get together – arguing that the 2 events did nothing to cease Bauman’s alleged habits and retained him in “acutely aware disregard of the rights and well-being of others.”
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“We have now not but been formally served with this lawsuit and have solely discovered concerning the submitting of it by means of media inquiries this night,” stated Neal S. Zaslavsky, Bauman’s lawyer, based on the Los Angeles Occasions. “As with the opposite pending matter, Mr. Bauman is not going to be attempting this case within the media. Mr. Bauman denies the allegations within the grievance and appears ahead to finish vindication as soon as the information come out.”
Bauman resigned from his publish as CDP chair final November amid a slew of sexual misconduct allegations leveled towards him.
Bauman, who allegedly made sexually express feedback whereas at work and generally touched staffers with out permission, stated it was “in everybody’s finest curiosity” for him to step down from his publish.
A number of staffers stated that Bauman, the occasion’s first overtly homosexual chairman, would usually make sexual feedback to women and men at work.
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One girl informed the newspaper Bauman stated he needed to have intercourse along with her and recommended she would have been a homosexual man in a earlier life.
Grace Leekley, a 21-year-old non permanent employee within the occasion’s communications division, stated she organized for her personal transportation when the occasion traveled across the state with candidates earlier this month as a result of she didn’t wish to be on a bus with Bauman.
At a lunch on the journey, she claimed Bauman requested her and one other girl in the event that they have been having an affair in entrance of different colleagues. Though they stated no, Bauman allegedly continued to press the pair.
Fox Information’ Matt Richardson contributed to this report.