Louisiana Spends $108,000 in Sexual Harrasment Suit

Jul 5, 2018

 Louisiana spent nearly $108,000 to respond to claims that a former top aide to Gov. John Bel Edwards sexually harassed a woman when they worked together in the governor's office. Settlement documents released in March showed Louisiana agreed to pay $85,000 to end the legal allegations against Johnny Anderson. On top of that, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reported Tuesday the state also paid nearly $23,000 to attorney Vickie Crochet to investigate and respond to the allegations. Jacques Berry, spokesman for the Louisiana Division of Administration, provided the amount spent on Crochet's services. Anderson left his position as deputy chief of staff in November after the accusations were lodged. He denied wrongdoing and continued to refute the allegations in the settlement.