(Daily Caller) A former aide to Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas filed a civil suit against the lawmaker and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), alleging she was fired for threatening legal action against the Foundation relating to a sexual assault.
The complaint alleges Jackson Lee and the CBCF intentionally inflicted emotional distress, unlawfully interfered with contract, and violated the Congressional Accountability Act and Washington, D.C.’s human rights statute. It is the second time in recent years a former employee sued the congresswoman for her infamous employment practices.
The lawsuit was filed Jan. 11 in Washington’s federal trial court and names both Jackson Lee’s office and the Foundation as defendants. The plaintiff, referred to in court filings as “Jane Doe,” is seeking damages.
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