Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against Spring Valley Mayor
Monique Anderson an employee working for the village of Spring Valley New York filed a lawsuit accusing Mayor George Darden of sexual harassment as she claims he routinely subjected her to graphic, obscenity-laced suggestions in an attempt to coerce her to have sex with him. Anderson claims the actions of the Mayor created a hostile work environment. According to her lawsuit Anderson claims Darden systematically subjected her to a hostile work environment based on her gender and that, on at least one occasion, he attempted to forcibly subject her to "tongue kissing.
According to the Jounral News, Annderson repeatedly told Darden that she was offended by his conduct and when she rebuffed his advances Darden began to describe to her in explicit and graphic detail the physical activities he intended to engage in with another, unnamed female employee.
Anderson runs the Section 8 office, a federal program that provides housing vouchers to low-income residents. According to Darden Anderson's office is the focus of a separate investigation into possible misuse of funds by federal housing authorities--which began before her sexual harassment complaint.