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Friday, May 15, 2015

Mayor leading effort to bring Raiders to Carson is accused of sexual harrasment

Carson Mayor Albert Robles' attorney believes
the lawsuit is timed to thwart the city's effort to
lure the Raiders and Chargers to a new stadium.
RAIDERS | In his bid to lure the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers from their home cities for a proposed $1.7 billion stadium in the Southern California city of Carson, Mayor Albert Robles was mocked for donning a mashup jersey featuring the two historic rivals. But, according to a complaint made by a colleague of Robles, he is alleged to have made far worse decisions.

Robles is being sued by a woman named Lynn Dymally, a board director for the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, for a number of charges, including sexual battery, sexual harassment, gender violence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, according to the complaint.

Dymally is the daughter of former Southern California state legislator and Congressman Mervyn Dymally.

Robles also sits on the water board, in addition to becoming mayor of Carson last month. The Water Replenishment District is also named as a defendant in the case.

The complaint centers on a November 2013 trip that Robles and Dymally made as board directors to a water-related conference in Washington, DC. After a dinner, Robles forced himself on Dymally and backed her up against a wall in her hotel room, according to the complaint, and began groping her and attempting to “rip off” her clothes. Dymally alleges that Robles then attempted to sexually penetrate her, but was unable to so because he passed out on top of her...

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