In May 6 Issue
The 2007 civil case alleging sexual harassment among other allegations was dismissed this week with prejudice by a Special Circuit Judge.
Judge Gary Payne tossed out the case brought by Melinda Wilson against Russell Spring Police Chief Joseph M. Irvin Monday, noting that the case had no merit.
In the judge's 9-page decision he notes that Wilson said in her deposition that she left her employment at the police department after admitting that she had lied about taking a camera that belonged to the department.
The judge goes on to note other issues.
“The record also reflects that Wilson took excessive time off from work. Wilson justified her leave by reporting to her supervisors and the City that she needed medical treatment, including surgery. And that she was diagnosed with cancer,” Payne noted in his decision. “In her deposition. Wilson conceded that she had lied to her supervisor about the health conditions and that she was never diagnosed with cancer, nor had she undergone any surgery...”
The judge went on to note that there was no reason for the case to prevail, with no allegation by the plaintiff that had been established under the law.
He goes on to note that none of the plaintiff's claims for compensation were valid and in his conclusion, having noted that parts of the suit claiming violation of the whistle blower act had already been dismissed, and his decision in the case blocked it from being reintroduced, barring a successful appeal.