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West Hollywood City Council aide sues city, alleging retaliation
West Hollywood City Council aide sues city, alleging retaliation

An aide to West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran has sued the city and his boss, alleging his boss sexually harassed him and that he was wrongfully punished for being a “whistleblower.” In a 69-page civil suit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Ian Owens said the city retaliated against him after he reported alleged misconduct by another city council deputy. “West Hollywood’s City Hall has recently come under fire publicly for juvenile conduct on the part of various officials that would be expected of a high school or reality show – not the government of a sophisticated municipality,” the lawsuit states, decrying a...

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