Thursday, February 2, 2017

Former Jackson employee alleges sexual harassment, pay to play schemes

Former city of Jackson employee Stephanie Coleman sued the city  today in U.S. District Court for alleged sexual harassment by several city employees.  Her EEOC complaint states she was sexually harassed by Former Chief Administrative Officer Gus McCoy and Jason Goree, the former Director of Economic Development. She also charges she was forced to participate in pay to play schemes with cronies of the administration.  The complaints are posted below.




31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is Jason Goree related to former Chancellor Goree?

Anonymous said...

Although the claim probably has some merit, it should be noted that the plaintiff's attorney, Wilson Carroll, was Synagro's attorney and had many public sparring matches with the mayor. Looks like a little payback. Just saying…

Color Me Skeptical.. said...

Having received and defended dozens of EEOC charges (all successfully defended and defeated) I view all of this as bull shit and attempt to bootleg off the ongoing charges and court actions already in process against the city and Yarber. Plaintiffs/complainants who dream up these scenarios are really creative, especially when assisted by a staff member at EEOC.

Of course I could be wrong and nobody yet knows whether or not I am, other than the plaintiff and the accused parties. At this point, I'd be willing to bet there's a 75% chance these charges are bogus.

Anonymous said...

If it goes to trial, will there be a "hung" jury?

Anonymous said...

Have read this through and fail to see CAO McCoy's name.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should all get in line.

Anonymous said...

I certainly don't know who is right or wrong. After reading all the alleged crap going on in the governance of this once proud city, I have concluded that there are too many wrong people employed by this city.

Anonymous said...

So . . . I'm guessing all of the offices in Jackson's City Hall have that same "smell" as the Hinds County Sheriff's office ?

Kingfish said...

You did not read it all the way through. Read the last page.

Anonymous said...

Damage is done! Tony will not be mayor again!

Hope the next mayor learns from Tony's mistakes

Anonymous said...

She is pretty hot. i.e. believable said any guy on he jury. Yarber is screweeeed

Anonymous said...

Wilson is a serious lawyer who attended Harvard if I'm not mistaken.

Casting doubt on a plaintiffs claims in the face of existing similar claims is counterintuitive.

Yarber is a whore....and we get to pay his tabs.

Anonymous said...

sniff, sniff?? what is that smell?? smells like ass to me.

Anonymous said...

This doesn't really look like a charge of sexual harassment at all.I honestly think she used sex to work her way up the ladder willingly. Why else would the other male employees start texting her proposing sexual favors if they weren't informed about her sexual ways. If she was being sexually harassed there's no way the "harasser" would go around telling other male employees he had sex with her if it wasn't welcomed or he would be an idiot, but HE WILL go around telling male employees how easy she is to have sex with. It looks more like revenge and payback by someone very powerful or maybe a group of powerful people who are strategically using this supposed sexual harassment ploy as a way to introduce this pay for play information to get the FBI involved or speed up any FBI investigations that's already ongoing involving the mayor with all those fishy contracts that's been awarded to his circle of friends.Or maybe she KNOWS the FBI is closing in and she is just trying to distance herself from any wrong doing that she was willingly involved in publicly before the FBI swoops in. She's scared she is going to be indicted for conspiracy to commit extortion, embezzlement and a host of other charges for stealing all those funds. One of the two

Anonymous said...

This is what our city has come to and until someone who cares takes the reins, we're done for. I've been here many years and when you think it can't get any worse, it does!

Anonymous said...

This should come as no surprise to anyone that knows Jason Goree. They don't come any dumber.

Anonymous said...

The only victim here is the tax payer.

ME TOO ME TOO said...

"Casting doubt on a plaintiffs claims in the face of existing similar claims is counterintuitive."

Actually, what's counter intuitive (2 words) is not recognizing a bandwagon case when it rolls by right in front of you.

Anonymous said...

1:47am. One word, not two.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterintuitive
Definition of counterintuitive
:contrary to what one would intuitively expect

Anonymous said...

All I can say is if you type counterintuitive here as one word, it 'redlines', meaning it is incorrect. And upon inquiry, you get two options, which are: counter intuitive and counter-intuitive. But I think you got the point being made. Or maybe not. Well, probably not.

Anonymous said...

Yarber should not bother setting up a re-election campaign. Done deal. The house of cards is collapsing. What comes around comes around.

Anonymous said...

London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down...

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't Goree "borrow" other male employee's phones and perhaps send these messages to try and cover his own "harassment"?

PittPanther said...

This woman is hot. Harassment is believable.

Unlike Bracey and the cop who are suing. I have a hard time imagining putting my career on the line for those two.

Anonymous said...

7:05 AM

I am the one who opined that it is counterintuitive to think a woman's claim is bogus in the face of existing similar claims.

I did not decide to correct your inability to check how to spell a word...it is apparent you are not someone with whom one can have an intelligent debate as you "major in minors."

Anonymous said...

I think it's time for Sandman from the Apollo theatre to throw these amateurs at City Hall off the stage...They've wasted more than enough of hard earned taxpayer's dollars...

Anonymous said...

Northeast jackson followed kane ditto in electing yarber.. don't follow Ditto in this up coming election..

Anonymous said...

"This woman is hot. Harassment is believable.

"Unlike Bracey and the cop who are suing. I have a hard time imagining putting my career on the line for those two."

PittPanther, post your face online and let's see if you have room to talk! I don't know what you consider "hot," but being fully dressed can make a woman desireable as well. You are heartless to believe it matters how a person looks is a determining factor of they are treated at work. I know all 3 of these women and they are both beautiful from the inside out. All of the compliments received on line for these women were all positive that I read, so you need to remain focused! No one should be fired for choosing to do the right thing. I hope you don't have children that are being belittled because of them having your face! Your words are from the typical sexual harasser!

PittPanther said...

You know all three women and they're beautiful inside and out?

According to depositions so far, it seems both Bracey and the cop had no problem with boning their way around their respective places of work, and one even cheating on their spouse. That doesn't mean they deserved the harassment, they didn't. But that behavior removes both of them from the "beautiful inside and out" category. That behavior is pretty ugly.

When I get caught up in my own scandal, you can see my face. Until then, anonymous.

Counterintuitive Logic.. said...

"I am the one who opined that it is counterintuitive to think a woman's claim is bogus in the face of existing similar claims."

Then perhaps you can find time to explain your logical fallacy of assuming since there are other claims, this one must be true. You might want to google logical fallacy.

Here's an example of where you fail: Most people on this blog make worthwhile contributions so you must also be making one when you post.

Anonymous said...

Jason Goree is a future Chris Epps. Send him to prison before he can do more damage to society!

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