A 56-year-old woman who worked as a water board member for the Water Replenishment District of Southern California has filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court against the Mayor of Carson for sexual harassment. The Water Replenishment District of Southern California is also named as a defendant in the pending lawsuit.
The lawsuit stems from an incident that occurred back in November of 2013 while the woman and the mayor were staying at a hotel in Washington, D.C. According to court documents, the mayor invited the woman to attend an American Leaders Water Conference with him, so the two flew into Washington D.C. together and shared a taxi to the hotel where they were staying. The woman states that while they were at the hotel, the mayor allegedly forced his way into her room and pushed her onto a bed in a hotel room, then proceeded to sexually assault her. She states that he then reportedly proceeded to harass and bully her during their return trip back home.