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Time running out for Yarber to respond to push for dismissal of counter suit

Source: City of Jackson Source: City of Jackson
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber has yet to respond to his accuser, Kimberly Bracey, in her push to dismiss his counter suit for defamation after she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him back in August.

Yarber now has until December 30 to respond or his lawsuit will be dismissed.

He denies allegations that he sexually harassed and discriminated against Bracey while she worked as his executive assistant.

Bracey was hired to the position by the City of Jackson on April 24, 2014 and few months later began a relationship with Yarber.

According to Bracey, when the relationship ended, Yarber transferred her so that she would be supervised by other staff. She said he forced her to continue their sexual relationship by threatening to fire her if she didn't have sex with him.

Bracey said that she was the main source of income for her family and was afraid if she was fired she wouldn't be able to find comparable work.

According to Bracey, Yarber told her to encourage another woman to give him oral sex in exchange for guaranteed employment.

Finally, in April of 2015, Bracey said she couldn't handle the harassment any longer and chose to bring to the light Mayor Yarber's actions, even if it meant getting fired.

On April 27, 2015 Bracey was fired by Mayor Yarber. He said that she violated a work rule by unauthorized use of city equipment. She claims that it was ultimately because she refused the sexual advances of Mayor Tony Yarber.

Bracey also says that there were two other female city employees who were also fired because they refused Mayor Yarber's sexual advances. 

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