Revenge Porn Leads to Sexual Harassment Allegations in Las Vegas Fire

An attorney for a Las Vegas firefighter has put the department and union leadership on notice that a lawsuit may be coming in regards to sexual harassment allegations involving revenge porn.

Attorney Jenny Foley told Channel 13 News that Fire Chief William McDonald, IAFF Local 1285 President Eric Littman and others have been instructed to take steps to preserve any evidence currently in their possession related to the case.

Foley was quoted as saying:

  • “Instead of dealing with the claim head on, it was swept under the rug and was allowed to fester and grow.”
  • “We are asking the City to conduct an appropriate investigation, to make whatever disciplinary measures they feel are appropriate, and once that process is completed, we will see what comes out of that.”

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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