A lawsuit filed against a former partner of a law office has sparked a firestorm of controversy in the law community, including a heated exchange between the woman and the firm’s attorney, who was also the victim of harassment in the past.
The woman, who has not been identified by name, claims that her former partner sexually harassed and stalked her over several years in the early 2000s, including when she was a college student in Florida.
In her complaint, filed in federal court in Tampa, Florida, the woman claims that she was subjected to “sexual harassment, stalking, physical abuse, and physical threats” by her former colleague.
She says that the woman also filed multiple complaints against her former law partner in federal courts across the country.
The woman claims the former partner repeatedly sexually harassed, stalked, and threatened to sue her, including during a court hearing in Florida in 2016.
The suit claims that he also sent her inappropriate text messages and made sexually explicit comments to her.
“I was in fear for my safety and for my job and for others,” she said in the complaint, which was filed on behalf of the woman by law firm Covington & Burling, which has offices in Tampa and Los Angeles.
“I was constantly worried about my safety.
I was scared for my family’s safety.
My law partner was trying to intimidate me and get revenge for my alleged mistreatment.”
The woman also alleges that the man harassed her by asking her if she had had a boyfriend in the last year, which she said she denied.
Covington, which also represents a woman who was raped by her ex-husband, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
In response to the woman’s claims, the firm issued a statement in which it said it was “aware of and has taken steps to protect” the women who were affected by the conduct of their former partner.
In the complaint filed in Tampa federal court, the man alleged that the women had been “harrassed, stalkered, intimidated, and humiliated” by the man.
The man also alleged that he was “the source of numerous harassment, intimidation, and violence against women and their families,” according to the complaint.
On Monday, the attorney for the woman said in a statement that he would not be commenting on the matter “until we have received a response to her complaint and we have a chance to review her complaint in light of the allegations.”
According to the lawsuit, the case dates back to December of 2000.
The lawsuit claims that the former lawyer also “engaged in a pattern of harassing, stalking and intimidation” against the woman, including using his law office to “hustle a woman to work for him.”
According to the suit, the lawyer also allegedly “threatened to report her to the FBI and the SEC for alleged sexual harassment and retaliation.”
In January of this year, the former woman filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Tallahassee, Florida.
The complaint said that she had been working as a receptionist for the law firm for two years at the time of the alleged harassment.
She also claimed that she experienced “unpleasant and humiliating sexual harassment” by both the former law firm’s lawyer and her former employer.
According a statement from the office of the U.S. attorney in Florida, “The alleged harassment occurred over a period of years, during which time the victim was subjected in several ways to harassment, humiliation, threats of physical harm, and intimidation by the defendant.
A law firm in Florida has been sued by two former law students alleging that their former law firms partner sexually assaulted them.”