A federal judge says a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a former aide to Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings should only continue against the Helsinki Commission that he chaired and released the congressman from personal liability in the case.
Winsome Packer served as the commission’s staff representative in Vienna and claims Hastings repeatedly made unwanted sexual advances when he visited on business for the commission, which advises on U.S. policy about security, human rights and other issues involving Europe. Last year she sued the commission, Hastings and commission official Fred Turner, who she claimed retaliated against her after she complained about the harassment.
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Read more at Official Wire. By Nedra Pickler, Associated Press