The San Francisco Examiner reports that California’s court system paid more than $500,000 over seven years to resolve sexual harassment complaints against judges and staff.
In response to a public records request, the Judicial Council, the rulemaking body for the court system, said it paid $296,000 to resolve three sexual harassment complaints against judges and $225,000 to settle two lawsuits against court staff.
In addition, the council reported spending $79,750 since 2010 for outside attorney-investigators to look into sexual harassment allegations or other complaints against five judges.
The Judicial Council’s brief response to records request, citing attorney-client privilege and a court rule, did not reveal the names of the courts, judges or employees alleged to have been involved in the sexual harassment.
So in the end, judges and lawyers who are sex criminals remain protected. You the taxpayer pay off their victims.
Enjoy your Police State.