- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - A lawyer says the former president of the Detroit City Council has dropped an appeal in a sexual harassment case that ended with a $250,000 verdict against him.

Charles Pugh was accused of making sexual advances while serving as a mentor to a teen, who’s now 20.

The young man’s attorney, William Seikaly, says Pugh agreed to a payment schedule. He says there are some benefits for Pugh if certain payments are made earlier than expected.

Seikaly declined to offer any other details. The deal comes months after a jury awarded $250,000 to Pugh’s accuser.

Pugh’s attorney didn’t return messages seeking comment Tuesday.

The jury said Pugh inflicted emotional distress when he offered money to the teen to make a sexually explicit video. Pugh quit the Detroit council in 2013.


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