Jefferson City parking officer sues city for sexual harassment

5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Tuesday, May 07 2019 May 7, 2019 Tuesday, May 07, 2019 2:52:00 PM CDT May 07, 2019 in News
By: Tatyana Presley, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

JEFFERSON CITY - A woman who worked as a Jefferson City parking enforcement officer is accusing her former boss of a long history of sexual harassment.

Lily Real said she reported to the city multiple times about being sexually harassed and discriminated against, according to a recently filed lawsuit.

"Ms. Real complained to the city, and kept complaining, but what the city did to remedy the situation we just don't have any knowledge on it,” said her attorney, Nimrod Chapel.

Real worked in parking enforcement from July 2016 until she was fired in March. According to the lawsuit, her supervisor, James "Buck" Wilson, subjected her to "repeated sexual harassment and discrimination."

Real claims Wilson stared at her breasts and buttocks; asked about her gynecological exams, sex life and vagina; asked her to tuck in her shirt so "he could see her body better"; kept a photo of her on his work computer desktop; and showed a photo of her to coworkers, asking them to comment on her appearance.

The lawsuit contends Real complained to Director of Human Resources Gail Strope on more than one occasion, as well the Public Works Department and the Operations Division. 

Strope said, when she receives a complaint, she "immediately does an investigation," talking to coworkers, supervisors, witnesses or anyone else who may have information. 

City counselor Ryan Moehlman said he cannot comment on specific ongoing litigation. 

Chapel said the lawsuit is needed to ensure accountability.

“When you have those policies they ought to be enforced and if you don't enforce the policy this is what happens. You end up with citizens who have to stick up for themselves because no one else will," he said.

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY - A Jefferson City woman has been sentenced in federal court today for embezzling more than $65,000 from... More >>
8 minutes ago Wednesday, October 23 2019 Oct 23, 2019 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:49:00 PM CDT October 23, 2019 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes planned to throw in practice Wednesday, raising the possibility the reigning league... More >>
28 minutes ago Wednesday, October 23 2019 Oct 23, 2019 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:29:00 PM CDT October 23, 2019 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Missouri cattle farmer charged Wednesday with two counts of first-degree murder shot two brothers from... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, October 23 2019 Oct 23, 2019 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:26:00 PM CDT October 23, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Frank and Katie Moore celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary Wednesday. The Boone County couple married in 1944 in... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, October 23 2019 Oct 23, 2019 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:00:00 PM CDT October 23, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Boone County Democratic Party will host an event on Wednesday night to look for future candidates. ... More >>
10 hours ago Wednesday, October 23 2019 Oct 23, 2019 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 3:41:00 AM CDT October 23, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - After a local church came under fire for a sermon some felt was transphobic, one local bookstore is... More >>
10 hours ago Wednesday, October 23 2019 Oct 23, 2019 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 3:32:00 AM CDT October 23, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Cole County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday it used pepper spray at a Lincoln University Homecoming Concert... More >>
17 hours ago Tuesday, October 22 2019 Oct 22, 2019 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:23:00 PM CDT October 22, 2019 in News
FRANKLIN COUNTY - Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers found a kangaroo Monday night who escaped from his home. Troop... More >>
18 hours ago Tuesday, October 22 2019 Oct 22, 2019 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:53:00 PM CDT October 22, 2019 in News
MILLER COUNTY — Neighbors in Eldon are angry that they're finding styrofoam waste in their yards. Multiple properties... More >>
18 hours ago Tuesday, October 22 2019 Oct 22, 2019 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:34:00 PM CDT October 22, 2019 in News
SEDALIA - The Sedalia Police Department reported a 17-year-old missing Monday night. Marie McDonald was last seen on Oct.... More >>
18 hours ago Tuesday, October 22 2019 Oct 22, 2019 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:27:00 PM CDT October 22, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY – Several mid-Missouri nonprofit organizations said they are experiencing “donor fatigue” after the destruction of the May tornado.... More >>
18 hours ago Tuesday, October 22 2019 Oct 22, 2019 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:12:00 PM CDT October 22, 2019 in News
KEYTESVILLE - A judge in Chariton County found Tuesday there is probable cause to send James Pleasant’s case to trail.... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, October 22 2019 Oct 22, 2019 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:13:00 PM CDT October 22, 2019 in News
KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri prosecutor and sheriff will give an update Wednesday into the disappearance of two Wisconsin... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, October 22 2019 Oct 22, 2019 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 4:53:00 PM CDT October 22, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Boone County Commission approved Tuesday morning a budget amendment for additional and/or replacement outdoor warning sirens. ... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, October 22 2019 Oct 22, 2019 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:18:00 PM CDT October 22, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - A judge sentenced a former coach who worked at school districts in Fulton and Ashland to three years... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, October 22 2019 Oct 22, 2019 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:15:00 PM CDT October 22, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA -The Columbia Mall has three big projects on its radar including Dillard's Men's, a Hilton Hotel and Level Up... More >>
23 hours ago Tuesday, October 22 2019 Oct 22, 2019 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 2:42:00 PM CDT October 22, 2019 in News
REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has busted the state records for the heaviest and second-heaviest pumpkins. KMBC-TV... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, October 22 2019 Oct 22, 2019 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:20:00 PM CDT October 22, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The legend of "Mad" Max Scherzer still seems to drift through Taylor Stadium. "A lot of people... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, October 22 2019 Oct 22, 2019 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:10:00 PM CDT October 22, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 66°
2pm 68°
3pm 69°
4pm 68°
5pm 67°