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Settlement reached in Jose Huizar sex harassment suit, lawyer says

Settlement reached in Jose Huizar sex harassment suit, lawyer says
A composite image shows L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar and his former deputy chief of staff, Francine Godoy, who sued him for sex harassment. Her lawyer says the case has been settled. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times; Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

The woman who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar has reached a settlement with the city and her former boss, her lawyer said Wednesday.

"The parties have reached a global settlement," said Michael Eisenberg, attorney for former Huizar deputy chief of staff Francine Godoy. "The lawsuit's been dismissed against all parties. And the parties are moving forward and will not discuss the matter any further."

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Godoy filed a lawsuit last year against Huizar, saying he engaged in discrimination and retaliation after she refused to provide "sexual favors." Huizar called those allegations false but said he had an extramarital affair with Godoy.

A Huizar spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Rob Wilcox, an aide to City Atty. Mike Feuer, confirmed that the case was dismissed, adding, "and we've paid no money."

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