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    Former Campaign Staffer Sues Madigan Fund, Democratic Party of Illinois in Sexual Harassment Case

    The woman who publicly accused a former aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan of harassment filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging that the powerful lawmaker's political committee and the Democratic Party of Illinois ignored her complaints of inappropriate conduct and retaliated against her for bringing them forward. Mary Ann Ahern reports. (Published Thursday, March 22, 2018)

    Note: The lawsuit in its entirety, as well as evidence submitted in the case, can be read at the bottom of this page.

    Lawyers for Illinois House speaker Michael Madigan are asking for the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by an ex-campaign worker who alleges her reporting of sexual harassment cost her a promotion in the speaker's political organization.

    The request in federal court by the Illinois Democratic Party and three Madigan-controlled campaign funds denies allegations by Alaina Hampton.  Read the Texts in Harassment Claim Against Ex-Madigan AideRead the Texts in Harassment Claim Against Ex-Madigan Aide

    She contends in her lawsuit her effort to stop Kevin Quinn's unwanted advances prevented her from getting further work on Democratic campaigns.

    Hampton has said she was harassed by Quinn during the 2016 campaign season.  Madigan Releases List of Harassment, Discrimination ComplaintsMadigan Releases List of Harassment, Discrimination Complaints

    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan released a list of nine complaints that include harassment or discrimination over the past 5 years inside his office. Patrick Fazio reports.
    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018)

    In Tuesday's filing, Madigan's legal team contended Hampton fails to establish an "employment relationship existed" between her and the party during the "relevant time period."

    Madigan fired Quinn a day before Hampton went public with her allegations in February.


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