Channel 5 report states in part:
Wendy Askins resigned last month as she faced an investigation into the mismanagement of agency funds.
But NewsChannel 5 Investigates has learned that Askins has now filed for unemployment compensation, claiming that she was the victim of a hostile work environment.
The claim was filed exactly one week after Askins resigned. But, instead of accepting responsibility, she pointed the finger at the people around her.
"This is just a crazy claim," said Ben Cunningham, head of the anti-tax Tennessee Tax Revolt group.
Last month, as Askins made her dramatic appearance before a committee that had been investigating her, it seemed like the end of a chapter.
"I sincerely regret that it has become necessary for me to submit my resignation," she said, reading a prepared letter to committee members.
After 17 years as UCDD's executive director, the controversy over that million-dollar Living the Dream home had Askins about to face a vote over the alleged misappropriation of hundreds of thousands of dollars of agency money.
"I think that was just the inevitable thing that was going to happen anyway whether she made the decision or the board did," Putnam County Executive Kim Blaylock said at the time, agreeing that Askins was "on her way out."
Little did the UCDD board know that, within a week, Askins would turn around and a file a claim for unemployment.
"I mean, to come back to the taxpayers now and expect more money just adds insult to injury," Cunningham said.
At the time, Askins told board members that "I find this resignation necessary because of the firestorm that has been created by Channel 5 news media and a few others."
Now, Askins has told the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development that "she quit because of situations involving harassment and/or hostility from co-workers, employers or customers."
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After Askins got all those PERFECT evaluations from Mike Foster and the other board members I guess she is wondering why everyone turned on her.
Wonder if Ms. Askins will aledge sexual haressment to her complaint?