Woman speaks out about job-for-sex lawsuit
BATON ROUGE - A woman who claimed in a lawsuit she was involved in a job-for-sex deal with LSU Alumni Association President Charlie Roberts said Thursday that his indiscretions stretched beyond just her situation.
Kay Heath released a statement to the media defending her suit against Roberts. The statement claimed he'd had sex with other workers at the Alumni Association, giving them some advantages. She said Roberts turned the office into a "hostile" place for women to work through sexual advances and innuendo. The entire statement can be viewed by clicking here.
"Only an open investigation with the full cooperation of the Association will reveal the complete truth," Heath said in her statement.
In her suit, Heath claimed that Roberts gave her a job in 2012 so she would keep having sex with him and be financially independent from her husband. She said in 2012 the Alumni Association found out about Roberts' relationship with her and forced one of them to resign.
Heath said Robert promised to send her monthly payments if she was the one who stepped down. She filed suit after she said he stopped sending her the money.
Roberts called the allegations "scurrilous" in a statement issued by his attorney. He claimed Heath's lawyer also tried to blackmail him before filing the suit.
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