Six-figure settlement ends dispute between Slaughter, McCain
PORT ALLEN - A two-year legal dispute between former Port Allen mayor Deedy Slaughter and her chief financial officer ended with Audrey McCain agreeing to a six-figure settlement.
Attorneys for the city and McCain came to terms over a $112,000 settlement to end her lawsuit against Slaughter, who McCain contended fired her in retaliation for releasing public information about Slaughter's expenses which led to her being recalled as mayor.
"I'm pleased that it's finally over," McCain said. "in... 2013 I felt like I had a splinter in my behind that today I got to remove it."
McCain was fired in 2013 after the WBRZ Investigative Unit obtained documents showing Slaughter had billed the city for a personal trip to Washington, D.C. A judge later reinstated McCain because Slaughter did not have the authority to fire her and ordered the mayor not interfere with McCain's duties, but McCain's attorneys said that did not happen.
Because Slaughter was acting in her position as mayor when she terminated McCain, the city will pay the settlement.
"It's time for us to heal. It's time for us to move forward so we can progress," new mayor Richard Lee said Monday.
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