Mayor of Vicksburg, Mississippi Accused Of Sexual Harassment In Lawsuit Filed By Former Employee

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Louis H. Watson, Jr., P.A. confirms that it has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

The law firm of Louis H. Watson, Jr., P.A. confirms that it has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

The complaint that was filed on February 1, 2012, alleges that Kenya Burks, who was employed as the Chief of Staff with the city of Vicksburg, initially had a consensual sexual relationship with Mayor Paul Winfield. Ms. Burks alleges in her complaint that during her employment that she attempted to end the consensual sexual relationship with Mayor Winfield after he became physically abusive; however, Mayor Winfield continued his sexual advances toward Ms. Winfield even though she had informed him that they were unwanted on numerous occasions. Finally, the complaint alleges that Mayor Winfield terminated Ms. Burks and threatened frivolous criminal charges against her in retaliation for her refusing to continue the sexual relationship with Mayor Winfield.

The case is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District Of Mississippi. The case is Kenya Burks v. City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Civil Action No: 5:12-CV-19-DCB-JMR.

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