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Lonnie David Franklin, Jr.
D.A. supervisor accused of sexually harassing 2 female prosecutors

Two female Los Angeles County prosecutors have accused their supervisor in the district attorney’s elite major crimes division of making sexually graphic gestures and comments, subjecting them to unwanted physical contact, and making disparaging remarks about a transgender attorney, according to a lawsuit filed this week. Beth Silverman and Tannaz Mokayef claim that Gary Hearnsberger repeatedly harassed them by grabbing their buttocks and advertising his affinity for sexually pleasuring women, according to the complaint filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Both said they were punished for rejecting Hearnsberger’s advances by getting “stale”...

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