Fraser Pays $255,000 in Sex Harassment Suit Against Ex-Mayor and Councilman

November 04, 2019, 7:59 AM

Ex-Mayor Joe Nichols

Fraser has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit on behalf of an ousted mayor and a councilman.

The settlement calls for payout of $85,000 each -- or $255,000 total -- to three female employees in connection with alleged workplace harassment and retaliation by former Mayor Joseph Nichols and ex-councilman Matthew Hemelberg, Jameson Cook of The Macomb Daily reports. 

Nichols and Hemelberg were removed from office in September 2017. 

“The whole situation was a disgrace and uncomfortable for the entire city,” Councilwoman Kathy Blanke tells the paper. 

Read more:  The Macomb Daily

Leave a Comment:

Photo Of The Day 

Potd_img_5029_594 Dante Alighieri, the father of Italian literature. A bust created by sculptur Raffaello Romanelli. Erected by the Italian Community of Detroit, 1927 on Belle Isle.

By: Michael Lucido