The sex-for-repairs scandal in Baltimore’s public housing is making national headlines as word of the settlement spreads.
NBC News reports on the scandal, in which maintenance workers demanded sexual favors from women in exchange for making repairs on their house. Since it first came to light, a total of 20 women signed onto the lawsuit saying they were harassed by the three accused workers. The details of the class action suit make for “grim reading,” NBC reports:
A single mom who moved into the Gilmor Homes in 2008 described how, when she went to see Coleman “to get things fixed,” he exposed himself and said, “What can you do with this?”
The young mother admitted she had sex with Coleman because the conditions in her apartment were abysmal and she feared for the safety of her young daughter.
Locally, the case is back in the news this week because of a settlement agreement that was reported Monday. The details of the agreement have yet to be revealed, but NBC reports that an announcement is coming on Friday.
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