Skip to comments.Sheila J. Lee accused of retaliating...staffer who said Black Caucus Foundation official raped her
Posted on 01/17/2019 9:42:52 AM PST by ETL
A former staffer for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has claimed in a lawsuit that she was fired last year in retaliation for legal action the staffer planned to bring against the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) related to an alleged rape in 2015.
According to documents filed in federal court in Washington last week, the former staffer -- identified only as "Jane Doe" -- claimed she was raped in October 2015 while she was a CBCF intern by Damien Jones, who was the foundation's internship program coordinator and her supervisor at the time. The lawsuit was first reported by BuzzFeed News.
Doe reported the alleged assault to police in Washington, D.C., but a criminal investigation proved inconclusive and she did not immediately pursue legal action. She also met with CBCF representatives who asked for all communications between Doe and Jones and told her that Jones was being placed on leave immediately.
Jones' LinkedIn profile indicates he left the CBCF in December 2015. Neither Jones nor Jackson Lee's office responded to Fox News' requests for comment.
In the fall of 2017, Doe was hired to work for Jackson Lee, who recently had been appointed chair of the CBCF's Board of Directors. On her first day at work, Doe claimed, she learned that Jones was interested in a job in Jackson Lee's office. She said she told Jackson Lee's chief of staff, Glenn Rushing, that she had a "prior situation" with Jones and would not be comfortable working with him.
The lawsuit also stated that in September 2017, the CBCF had invited Jones to appear on a panel about environmental issues at the group's annual legislative conference as a representative of the Union of Concerned Scientists "even though the CBCF knew that he had sexually assaulted Ms. Doe."
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Naw, even I can’t #standwithher #Ibeliveher
If these were republicans....
Grand Jury or are they working on Trump ,LOL
Is the victim white? Then it’s Black on White Crime and you can’t report that!
Is the victim black? Then it’s Black on Black Crime which doesn’t exist in the FIRST place and you can’t report that, either!
What a world the ‘Rats live in! *SPIT*
Here’s a link to the 20-page complaint on pdf file...
COMPLAINT AND JURY DEMAND
Sounds like credible allegations. Can we have an FBI investigation?
18. Ms. Doe remembers Mr. Jones kissing her and putting his finger in her v_____. She also remembers him on top of her on the couch.
She remembers thinking, and possibly saying aloud: Im not having sex, I just cant do this.
At some point, Mr. Jones forced his p____ into her m_____ and made Ms. Doe perform oral sex on him."
WASHINGTON A former staffer for Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee claims in a new lawsuit that the lawmaker retaliated against her and fired her because she was planning to pursue legal action over an alleged rape by a former employee of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
The woman, identified in court papers by the pseudonym Jane Doe, alleges she was raped in October 2015, when she was a 19-year-old intern for the CBCF, by the foundations intern coordinator at the time, Damien Jones.
The woman said she reported the alleged rape to police and told several people, including Rep. Terri Sewell, her former boss and a distant relative of her mothers, but did not pursue legal action at the time.
Several years later, when Jane Doe was working for Jackson Lee, the woman decided she did want to pursue legal action, and told Jackson Lees chief of staff Glenn Rushing in early March 2018.
The woman alleges that she asked to speak with Jackson Lee about it, but a meeting never happened, and several weeks later she was fired. Jackson Lee is chair of the board for the CBCF.
Jones did not return requests for comment. After leaving the CBCF in late 2015, he continued to work in Democratic politics and recently served as the regional political director for former representative Beto ORourkes Senate campaign. ...”
I might have said that too long a time had passed for the report. However, as Shiela has confirmed the criminal behavior this guy needs to be investigated. Perhaps this is a pattern for the whole caucus apparatus.
Shelia would believe if it was a Conservative, but not if it from her staffer. This nutcase was supporting Ms Ford, but fired her staffer, when she accused a CBC member. Amazing.
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