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  Former employee sues [CA] Treasurer Fiona Ma alleging sexual harassment, wrongful termination
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Last EditedBrentinCO  Jul 20, 2021 02:59pm
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AuthorSophia Bollag
News DateTuesday, July 20, 2021 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA former state employee is suing California Treasurer Fiona Ma alleging sexual harassment, wrongful termination and racial discrimination, according to a complaint filed last week in Sacramento Superior Court.

The lawsuit alleges Ma exposed her backside to Judith Blackwell, then the executive director of the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, while the two shared a hotel room. The action made Blackwell “uncomfortable,” according to the lawsuit, which says Blackwell was “fearful to comment on Ms. Ma’s lewd behavior.”

The complaint also says Ma gave Blackwell jewelry, paintings and edible marijuana as gifts, and that the women would go out to dinner together frequently, along with Ma’s chief of staff.
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