Ousted County Health Director Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations

Speaking for the first time Friday, the attorney representing longtime Dallas County health director Zachary Thompson said his client denies the allegations of sexual harassment that led to Thompson's surprise ouster Wednesday, just weeks before his long-scheduled retirement.Anthony Lyons said Thompson became aware weeks ago that "there were innuendos, complaints being made about something going on with him," and that "he had heard that the county was considering matters affecting him last Tuesday" during the regularly scheduled meeting of the commissioners court. Lyons said Thompson was eager to respond to the allegations, whatever they were, but was never given that chance.  Continue reading...

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