"...as if she was part of Singh’s harem..."
A lawsuit alleges that Rick Sing, a Floridian Democrat elected twice to Orange County's Property Appraiser's office, has abused his post to benefit friends, bragged about exploiting tax-payer money, and exhibited vulgar chauvenism and racism.
The lawsuit, filed last month by two of the agency's former female directors, levels against
One of the plaintiffs, Singh's former finance director Aisha Hassan, claims that he used to harass her with text messages in the middle of the night, asking her to carry out personal tasks and even making overtures that
According to the lawsuit, Singh would also mistreat co-plaintiff Laverne McGee, a local TV star and Singh's former communications director, by introducing her to male friends
More broadly, the lawsuit accuses Singh of creating a hostile working environment by casually referring to women as "whores," "bitches," and "skanks," and even tossing around the
Singh's spokesperson called the lawsuit baseless and pointed to a 10-month-long in-house inquiry which concluded in May and that disputed Hassan and McGee's accusations.
A month before said inquiry reached termination, Singh tweeted a poster from his office celebrating Women's History Month.
"During #WomensHistoryMonth, our office will highlight women within our agency to celebrate who they are," the March 9 post reads.
During #WomensHistoryMonth , our office will highlight women from within our agency to celebrate who they are. If you plan to stop by our office soon, be sure to take a look at the Women's History Month banner showcased as soon as you enter our doors! pic.twitter.com/4fUx8saKcb— RickSinghOCPA (@RickSinghOCPA) March 9, 2018
Adaam James is Pluralist's co-founder and senior editor.