Los Angeles County Spent $36 Million Over 13 Years Settling Sexual Misconduct Allegations


Los Angeles County spent millions of tax dollars in recent years to settle and hide sexual misconduct cases by county employees, ranging from harassment to rape. Using materials obtained in a public records request, KPCC and LAist identified 134 cases that ended with settlements or judgments. From July 2004 to November 2017, the county paid more than $36.3 million – including $13.7 million in attorney fees – to resolve misconduct claims, despite the county implementing what it described as the nation’s “gold standard” for protecting employees from harassment. (Source: LAist, October 17.)

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