- Associated Press - Saturday, August 13, 2016

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) - Grant County has settled a lawsuit with the estate of a former payroll clerk after a video showed officials making sexist comments about her.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (https://cin.ci/2bogcY6 ) the county will pay the estate of Connie McClure-Ellington $150,000. The former payroll clerk sued the county for political and age discrimination after a video surfaced last year. In the video, Grant County Judge Executive Stephen Wood made a comment about replacing McClure-Ellington with someone younger and better looking. Wood later apologized.

McClure-Ellington died in March at age 59.

The county does not admit wrongdoing as part of the settlement. Wood said he did not discriminate against McClure-Ellington. He told the newspaper he was disappointed with the settlement and said the county’s insurance would cover the $150,000.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, https://www.enquirer.com

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