EAST HAVEN, Conn. — A Connecticut town has negotiated a $175,000 settlement with a former town employee who said the mayor had sexually harassed her.
Francine Carbone said in her complaint that East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. harassed her by exposing his genitals to her and making comments about her breasts. The New Haven Register reports she filed the lawsuit alleging she was fired because she made a complaint to the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.
East Haven Town Attorney Joseph Zullo said the compromise brings a "swift and favorable conclusion" to Carbone's complaint against the town. Carbone's attorney says the settlement was practical.
Maturo has consistently denied all allegations of sexual harassment. The settlement will contain no admission of liability for the town or mayor.