published Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Lawsuit claims former city employee Paul Page sexually harassed city worker

A former city fitness trainer is suing the city for $350,000 and her job back, alleging that former employee and friend of Mayor Ron Littlefield made sexual comments toward her such as he wanted her to “get naked in the back” with him.

Lana Sutton claims in the lawsuit that while she worked as a part-time fitness trainer at the downtown gym near city hall, Paul Page repeatedly told her she was in “trouble for ‘not dressing sexy enough’” and that he wanted to put a “bed in the back room so that they could ‘relax there.’”

Page retired from the city in October 2011 over separate sexual harassment charges.

For more see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

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