Wilcox’s person X still a mystery
July 27, 2009
Attorneys continued to battle over the release of the investigation report that led to the firing of Assistant County Administrator Gail Wilcox in court earlier today.
Judge Barry LaBarbera said he needed time to read the report before moving forword with a decision, and depending on how fast he reads, the identity of person X could be released later today
“I need to make a knowing, balanced decision,” LaBarbera said. “I am in a quandary here.”
Wilcox’s attorney David Warren argued that the report contained personal information that could damage his client’s sexual harassment suit against former county administrator David Edge and the county.
“I feel it (releasing the report) will adversely affect Mrs. Wicox’s rights to a fair trail,” Warren said.
County Counsel Warren Jensen contended that the county has a duty and a public responsibility to respond to the public records requests to see the report as “soon as possible.”
Edge’s attorney Martin Moroski said that all should be released pointing at the “steamy” sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Wilcox.
The board of Supervisors elected in close session to fire Wilcox earlier this month after they say she had a personal relationship that conflicted with her work duties.