More news on the China Fortson front:
Now, the Lakewood man who already received a settlement from the City of Tacoma earlier this year to his legal claim about the city’s former top domestic violence victims advocate, has filed two more claims.
Kelvin Jackson is now collectively seeking $2 million.
In documents filed with the city clerk on Sept. 2 (see below), Jackson contends Fortson continued to harass him after his initial settlement, and also irrevocably harmed his relationship with his now teenage daughter, Quiymani Jackson, while Fortson worked for the city.
Jackson, who in May agreed to a $29,000 settlement, is seeking $1 million a piece for himself and his daughter.
“His own claim mainly has to deal with things that happened after the settlement,” said Thaddeus P. Martin, Jackson’s attorney. “Ms. Fortson continued to harass him and filed frivolous protection orders against him while she was still on the city’s payroll.”
The separate claim for Jackson’s daughter “is for everything — the damage to the father-daughter relationship,” Martin added. “It’s basically the loss of those years (with his daughter) because of the direct interference by the city’s employee.”
City Attorney Elizabeth Pauli said Wednesday her office is still reviewing the claims.
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