San Luis Obispo County supervisor accused of sexual misconduct

August 13, 2020

Supervisor Adam Hill, photo by Daniel Blackburn

By CCN STAFF

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s administrative assistant accused the supervisor of sexual misconduct shortly before he committed suicide on Aug. 6, according to multiple sources aware of the allegations.

Nicole Nix took over as Hill’s administrative assistant several years ago, after a previous assistant accused Hill of harassment, according to county sources. Hill and Nix regularly left work together, often driving in the same car.

Last year, a neighbor provided photos of Hill’s car parked throughout the night at Nix’s home. Hill did not respond to questions about allegations he was dating Nix, and why he often stayed overnight at her home.

County administrators are investigating the allegations, which could lead to a financial settlement for Nix. Aside from a press release, the county is not planning on releasing any further information about the allegations at this time.

“The county treats allegations of workplace misconduct very seriously,” according to the county press release. “We can confirm that allegations of workplace misconduct were made against Supervisor Adam Hill prior to his passing, and the county immediately initiated a formal investigation.”

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obispan

What’s the over/under on the County’s settlement payoff?


Scott

Figures being discussed are going to be Confidential my guess is somewhere from $1.2 Million to $2.3 Million


JohnnyBoy

For once, the County should just go to trial. I’m betting that a jury would give her zilch. She was planning this all along and was no innocent patsy.


Who knows, they could call Bruce Gibson and his assistant/wife to confirm that when a County supervisor has a relationship, it is not and was not harassment but entirely consensual.


Furthermore, if Gibson thought otherwise, it was his duty to confront AH and protect the employee. He didn’t and it wasn’t harassment.


varian08

Sorry but you do not know what you are speaking about.Do you know what a million dollar is.No! go back to work.


copperhead

Did he sexually harass her during the sleepover?


Scott

Both !