Lawsuit accuses Norwalk mayor of sexu...

Lawsuit accuses Norwalk mayor of sexual harassment

There are 25 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Dec 22, 2008, titled Lawsuit accuses Norwalk mayor of sexual harassment. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

A Norwalk city employee is suing Mayor Michael Mendez and the city for sexual harassment and sexual battery that allegedly began two years ago.

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sethook

Sherman Oaks, CA

#1 Dec 23, 2008
Cha-Ching. Fire up the cash register.
GasPassEr

Raleigh, NC

#2 Dec 23, 2008
Bummer
Concerned Citizen

La Mirada, CA

#3 Dec 23, 2008
I am a former employee and have been sayong for years he was a jerk and would do stuff like this. I witnessed first hand when he grope a fellow co-workers girlfriend at a company x-mas party. They should really look into this entire city because they have supervisors who are married having affairs with coordinators and no one is doing anything. We need to clean up the city of norwalk before more stuff like this happens.
LBJJ

San Diego, CA

#6 Dec 23, 2008
Hard to address the pending issues that plague Norwalk when the city's officials are too busy attempting to film new episodes of, "Girls Gone Wild"...
gottawonder

United States

#9 Dec 23, 2008
Tucker, if things were so bad, you had the choice to either leave the job or sought an aggressive solution by reporting the incident not once, but continuously to get the message across and a solution rolling. You just want money and you sound like a LOSER!!! Find another way to make money, loser!
gottawonder

United States

#10 Dec 23, 2008
Oh, please. This type of problem is found in many work places and it is each one's respnsibility to take action and not let it go on for years and then cry sexual harassment. You all sound like a bunch of losers.
Concerned Citizen wrote:
I am a former employee and have been sayong for years he was a jerk and would do stuff like this. I witnessed first hand when he grope a fellow co-workers girlfriend at a company x-mas party. They should really look into this entire city because they have supervisors who are married having affairs with coordinators and no one is doing anything. We need to clean up the city of norwalk before more stuff like this happens.
Steven

Artesia, CA

#13 Dec 23, 2008
Let him live in the one ways
Norwalk History of sex

AOL

#15 Dec 24, 2008
Need I remind you that the last time a Norwalk Official was put on "intrtnal trial" for Sexual Misconduct was when former Norwalk Social Services Director Jesse Luera was charged with having inappropriate conduct with his secretary...way back in the early 1980's.
Luera not only was caught doing naughty, he was removed from his post then the voters of Norwalk rewarded his bad behavior by electing him to the City Council...and reelected him over, and over again for the past 20 PLUS years.

Norwalk loves a good sex scandal, and this one is a real yawner. Bring back Lloyd Croom, and Bill Kraus, and Dick Streng!
More History

Westminster, CA

#16 Dec 24, 2008
Luera was/is a classic - the stories related to his exploits are almost legend - a lot of "favors" can be distributed. Norwalk loves a good "Patron."

Or how about the NLMUSD middle school pricipal (Mike)that was schlepping a staff member on a Sunday, in his office, on the desk when district security "accidently" walked in.
GasPassEr

Raleigh, NC

#18 Dec 24, 2008
Anon wrote:
oy, I think you meant shtupping, not schlepping, you meshugge putz!
Ouch
Concerned Citizen

La Mirada, CA

#19 Dec 24, 2008
Whatever the case maybe how can anyone ever say a woman can not report a sexual assault how ever long it took. No one should be allowed to treat people this way. So what if it happens in a lot of work places its still wrong. All of the city council provide favors for people. Lets not get started about the school district, they have a whole other set of problems. But in Mike Mendez case he has been bad for the city for years and i hope he is removed from office and never re-elected. This si ridiculous its stuff like this that prompts people to say that are city is "GHETTO". Grow up Mendez your a grown man with a wife and kids what would your mother think about this after you went out of your way to have a park named after her!
LBJJ

San Diego, CA

#20 Dec 24, 2008
Anon wrote:
oy, I think you meant shtupping, not schlepping, you meshugge putz!
Nice.

Always up for some educational Yiddish.

A question of syntax: would Mike be more apt to, after having been served, schlep the plaintiff after having attempted to schtup her?

Inquiring Gentiles wanna' know.

“ Long Beach Boy”

Since: Jan 08

Long Beach

#21 Dec 24, 2008
Oh we straights are such sex fiends! They shouldn't let us around children. They might see our "hidden agenda."
EX-EMPLOYEE

Whittier, CA

#22 Dec 26, 2008
I WORKED FOR THE CITY OF NORWALK, FOR ABOUT 7 YEARS, AND I THINK THAT THIS IS ALL TRUE. THE PERSONAL DEPT. IS WORTH SHIT, THEY DONT DO ANYTHING ABOUT THINGS LIKE THIS. THE CITY PAID OUT OVER $50,000.00 TO A PUBLIC SAFETY SEC. WHEN A EX-PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR WAS ACCUSED OF sexual harassment. THE CITY IS ALL FULL OF IT.
Joe

United States

#23 Dec 27, 2008
I'm surprised it took 30 years for him to finally get busted
EPDRYCF

Redding, CA

#24 Dec 27, 2008
I didn't know Bill Clinton was the mayor of Norwalk
EX-EMPLOYEE

Whittier, CA

#25 Dec 28, 2008
I AM SO SURE THAT THIS HAPPENED, ALL OF THE CITY COUNCIL ARE VERY SHADDY....TRUST ME....
Tank

Kapolei, HI

#26 Dec 31, 2008
Mike Mendez is the biggest perv ever. I used to work for this pig. Any one that knows him should not be shocked.
Bellflower Resident

Fullerton, CA

#27 Jan 6, 2009
Let the pig get what he deserves....
Santa Fe Springs Employee

Los Angeles, CA

#28 Jan 8, 2009
The reason this woman took so long to report the sexual assault is because she feared losing her job. Santa Fe Springs and Norwalk Employees (the higher up big bosses) operate at a constant level of corruption. About 8 years ago I overheard a couple of the Big Dogs from Santa Fe Springs discussing their sexual exploits (in the form of affairs they were having). Mendez simply got caught because he thought he never would, because : A. He was an architect in that culture of corruption and, B.He got away with passively sexually harassing employees for years. Ask any Santa Fe Springs Employees about Mike Mendez or some his good-ol-boy underlings that worked for him and they'll tell you what those pigs are all about.

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