Huizar Accuser to Expand Lawsuit Against City

By City News Service

 A former aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar wants to expand her lawsuit, which alleges retaliation and sexual harassment.

Francine Godoy sued both Huizar and the city last Oct. 17. She is a former deputy chief of staff in Huizar’s 14th District council office.

On March 26, Godoy’s lawyers filed new court papers with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Fahey in which they seek to add a cause of action against the city for alleged failure to prevent sexual harassment and retaliation.

Godoy’s lawyers allege several city employees were “knew about Huizar’s sexual harassment and retaliation against (Godoy),” but failed to take action to stop it as required by law.

Meanwhile, Huizar’s lawyer, Dennis Walsh, filed court papers Friday asking for an order preventing the contents of personnel files and medical records of his client and Godoy, as well as information on their sexual histories, from being made public.

A hearing on the Godoy and Huizar motions is scheduled for April 23.

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One Response to “Huizar Accuser to Expand Lawsuit Against City”

  1. J on April 3rd, 2014 10:49 pm

    “SEX SCANDAL”… PEOPLE IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 14 NEED TO KNOW. Anyone with a sister or mother should read this. Yes…everyone. I have no political agenda…just stating the truth. Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar is not telling the truth. He is trying to say his relationship with Francine Godoy was consensual to continue his career,as many politicians have done before him. If the truth came out, which is that he used his position to harass and torment this poor girl, his life/marriage would be over.The fact is, Francine Godoy was a victim and is now being portrayed as a home wrecker because huizar “admitted to an affair” which just isn’t true.

    People are just stuck on her salary…in the public sector, if a guy over 7 years worked his way up the corporate ladder, it wouldn’t be a big deal. When she was first brought on, she was hired well below her skill set. Once that was noticed, she was given more responsibility and pay to retain her. All this girl did was work hard and kept her honor the whole time. Anonymous posters on blogs who made up rumors years ago were just jealous of her and in competition.

    Don’t be fooled …Jose is a scheming politician. FYI Huizar’s poor wife (who is also a victim) knows the truth but is remaining silent because she needs him to work to support her and their kids. Sincerely-someone who knows

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