Friday, May 17, 2019

WLBT: $230,000 Paid to Settle Sheriff's Sexual Harrassment Lawsuits

WLBT tussled back and forth with the Hinds County Sheriff over two settlement agreements for sexual harrassment lawsuits but won in the end.  WLBT reported:


 
 

County paid the deductibles.  Insurance paid the rest. 

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why, that is enough money to replace the shingles on the Eudora Welty library and the Planetarium.

CPD21 said...

I think the voters will hold Victor responsible and liable.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:50 you are right but isn't the money better spent so that this creep can get his rocks off on the public nickle?

After all he's got it coming to him. He's a cop.

The part that nobody ever mentions is that it's CREEPY to use your power to get laid or to try to get laid. I do not care if you are Donald Trump or Bill Clinton or a priest or drug court compliance officer. It's just creepy.

In a sane world these vermin would be so shunned by decent humans that they would walk around with bags over their heads lest they be identified as the creepy vermin they are.

Anonymous said...

Or fly a group to Paris for the air show..........

Cynical Sam said...

That's enough money to repair two pot-holes, but the contractor would have to be friends of "his nibs," also known as Baby Chok.

Anonymous said...

Please, news outlets, be honest...Victor Mason DID NOT pay this settlement, the taxpayers did. And who in the hell do you think paid for the lawyers??

Hinds County, can we find just ONE person to run for office who isn't a pervert, thief or dumbass??

Jess Sniffin' Rount.. said...

Can we get an unbiased opinion as to the seventy-thousand dollar difference in the poontang-factor?

11:22 - Yes. One man. Spooner. He's happily married and can be found at home when not on duty.

Anonymous said...

11:13, creepy isn't the correct adjective. Its stupid and immature to be his age and not realize that if a female employee bats her eyes at you she is looking for a golden ticket of some type. Its his fault for falling for it but it sux that she got paid off for working the EEO roulette wheel knowing business and govt lawyers will settle to move past it.

Anonymous said...

I want whatever Victor is taking-

Anonymous said...

12:53 - I believe the legal term is 'this for that'. Obviously they would not have gone down to the EEOC building if Ole Victor had come through with his end of the agreement. So, don't go expecting us to think he was entrapped or a victim of some sort.

Anonymous said...

Hey 12:53, it wasn’t a case of govt lawyers willing to settle to move past it. The insurance company lawyers chose to settle, probably with good reason, and the government doesn’t have a consent clause. They lost that option under the previous sheriff, Lewis.

Anonymous said...

Smells like @$$ in here.

Anonymous said...

I like what 1:35 said....now that’s funny

Anonymous said...

For an insurance company to pay $230,000, there had to have been evidence proving the Sheriff's guilt/liability which means the claims had merit, regardless of whether the sheriff admits it or not. If the claims had no merit and no proof, then no insurance company would pay that much money to settle. Is there no ability to remove a person like this from office for malfeasance ? Sheriff, please do the right thing and resign.

Anonymous said...

Hinds S..O isn't the only Sheriffs dept dealing with a Sheriff who cant keep it in his pants.

Unknown said...

Not surprised. He's a Democrat.

A Danny's exotic dancer said...

I'm kind of surprised.

I thought the smell of ass would be at least 500K.

Anonymous said...

Deductible used to be $100,000. It is no lower than that.

Anonymous said...

“It’s Our Time”

Anonymous said...

Victor needs to pay this isn't fair for the tax payers of Hinds County. Hinds County Sheriff Dept is a joke. My dog can do a better job protecting the people of Hinds County.

Anonymous said...

I believe Lee Vance will win the election for HCSO (Hinds County Sheriff's Office) and this will be a good thing.

Anonymous said...

9:25, Tell us one thing Vance did to improve the Jackson Police Department or the city itself. He’s a likable guy who is good in front of a camera. What has he done? You think we should give him the responsibility of the HCSO with all the problems it has? Nah... I’ll pass.

Anonymous said...

These cases strangely get settled out of court with virtually no evidence. It’s to the point now that you can’t even speak to a co-worker or subordinates of the opposite sex without the fear of a sexual harassment lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

When was the last time (if ever) Lee Vance was actually out of his office, away from a desk, working a beat or chasing a criminal or arresting somebody or putting his life in danger? He looks great all crisped up in a white shirt with stars gleaming...but is that what Hinds County needs in the top cop job?

Vance has spent the past twenty years in front of a camera, where it's real safe and he's not in danger.

Richard Spooner, on the other hand....

IT AIN'T ABOUT RACE. If you believe it's about race, consider the race of the last three sheriffs and the last fifteen Jackson Chiefs of Police. Do we want safety and best-practices in Hinds County - Or is it simply about race?

Anonymous said...

Let's all go to Iceland.

Anonymous said...

10:49PM - back in the day (80s) I had a secretary who would say: "sexual harassment will not be reported, but it will be graded."

She was the opposite of "sensitive," "thin-skinned," and "snowflake."

Anonymous said...

11:22, that is a bit harsh. I’d take ANY of the Hinds Supervisors over the one I have in Madison.

Anonymous said...

@11:22 AM - so move out of the third world country known as Canton.

Anonymous said...

Hinds Co you hv a few more to pay for. Victor is not done with you yet. He chases sugat cookie and you pay the tab...

Anonymous said...

"Why not, don't cost nuthin"

Anonymous said...

Victor has one more sexual harrassement pending, and TWO MORE on the way.
He's far from over, and Vance just finished costing the City money in a similar lawsuit, Plausable Deniability doesn't cut it anymore.

Anonymous said...

8:58, that’s when our generation had guts and didn’t run to mommy when we had an issue with life. Men and women who are adults need to understand that you are responsible for what you do. Now, I’m pretty ticked off about the insurance company paying this off because I live in Hinds.

Aw hell, why not. I wasn’t gonna talk about it but if the ladies don’t want us to look they need to dress like they don’t want us to.

Anonymous said...

While I felt Jackson, MS should have kept Tony Yarber as mayor, I did NOT vote for Chokwe based off sympathy, if the citizens of Jackson got rid of Yarver, then Victor Mason also has to go! You do not use your position to garner yourself sexual favors! Are you Mr. Mason that much out if control? Then, you'd do camera ops condemning criminals when you're no better! I can't abide in such double standards. Jackson, MS. Let's get quality elected officials!

Anonymous said...

@ 5/19 - 6:21 PM

Men are going to look regardless of what a woman is wearing. A woman could wear a paper bag over her head and a potato sack floor length dress, and men will look. The a-hole versions of us will also act. I used to be of that ilk that "women shouldn't dress like that, if they do not want the attention", but we as men have to grow up and be more responsible. Once she says she's not interested, keep it moving until you find the one that is. No reason to continue on and be an butt, because she is not interested.

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