MORE: City of Lynwood responds to Sex Harassment lawsuit: Paid administrative leave was decided because of the attention of the matter. Investigative info was not shared bc this is an administrative issue, not to be handled with ‘media spectacle.’ @KFIAM640 pic.twitter.com/glTkAb6MOJ— Corbin Carson (@CorbinCarson) September 12, 2018
A former Lynwood city employee says Councilman Edwin Hernandez constantly harassed her, but the city did nothing to stop it.
Monica Ochoa told reporters that Hernandez did not let up.
"Wanting me and begging me to go out to dinner with him. Lastly, because I said 'no' and I continued saying 'no', he desperately wanted me, invited me to go to bed with him."
Ochoa says the city investigated her reports, but, nothing was ever done and hid the results. She says the city offered her a settlement, but nothing ever came from that.
NOW: A woman claiming sexual harassment has filed a lawsuit against the City of Lynwood and Councilman Edwin Hernandez claiming the results of an investigation were hidden, and claiming the woman is being pushed out of her job. @KFIAM640 pic.twitter.com/HXiDuyjq2t— Corbin Carson (@CorbinCarson) September 12, 2018
Ochoa first filed the complaint against Hernandez in February. The city issued a statement on Feb 18th saying the allegations were "serious and troubling" and that a third party would conduct an investigation.
Hernandez has filed a lawsuit of his own against the city claiming officials did not handle the investigation properly and his due process rights were trampled.