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Councilman Personally Denies Harassment Case

 
 

L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar personally denied Tuesday he sexually harassed a former aide who worked for him for 7 years and sued him last week.

Huizar – who talked when he was ambushed by reporters outside Council chambers – said he couldn’t say much about the allegations because of the pending legal case.

“All I know is that they’re false and malicious,” he said. “I wish I could say more folks, this is something that, it’s a real serious matter when anybody makes allegations like that.”

Huizar was a no-show at City Hall last Friday for scheduled committee and council meetings.

Former aide Francine Godoy filed the sexual harassment case the day before. Her lawyer has declined to comment.

Huizar’s office said in a written statement last week Huizar had a consensual affair with Godoy but denied anything illegal happened.

-- Eric Leonard at City Hall (@leonardfiles)

 
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