He’s a whack-job…everybody knows it, and now the taxpayers are going to be on the hook for another Orange County political debacle.
A former aide to Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer has sued the county and her ex-boss alleging that Spitzer’s “raging temper” toward employees caused her health problems and that when she requested to transfer to a new county position she was instead fired.
Christine Richters, 50, worked in Spitzer’s office from February 2013 through October 2016, said in her lawsuit, filed Friday, that Spitzer’s excessive time demands and practice of running his office “through means of fear and aggression,” caused her to experience anxiety, depression, hair loss and other health issues. She also alleges she was wrongfully terminated.
Spitzer did not return a request for comment.
Richters said her doctor recommended she seek a transfer to another county job due to the stress. But when she requested a transfer, citing her doctor’s recommendations, Richters said Spitzer told her, “No one leaves Spitzer unless they’re fired.” The lawsuit said she was fired soon after.
She is suing for unspecified monetary damages.
Spitzer’s Third District office has experienced a high rate of turnover in the last five months, during which it has lost two chiefs of staff, including Irvine City Councilman Jeff Lalloway, who resigned after four months.
Everyone in town knows Spitzer is a raging psychopath
Read the whole story in the Orange County Register