Ex-Mingo judge accused of harassing clerk after she learned of his affair
|By Andrea Lannom, Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Her lawsuit asserts once Thornsbury found out she knew about the affair, he started harassing her in various ways including asking her direct supervisor to incorrectly document her work time in order to get her fired.
She also said she later discovered six of her original time sheets were missing from Thornsbury's office.
Harper, who is Thornsbury's niece by marriage, filed the lawsuit last Friday in
In her lawsuit, Harper said she worked as a deputy in the magistrate clerk's office until 2012, when she says Thornsbury's and Fletcher's "constant harassment" forced her to take another job with Magistrate
Harper's suit also alleges that since-slain
She asserts in
Harper said harassment continued when Thornsbury later told her to move out of an apartment she was renting from Thornsbury and Fletcher. She said Fletcher turned off her water the same day she was told to move out.
Although she said Thornsbury told her the apartment building was sold to another landlord, she said the sale never happened and Thornsbury and Fletcher still own it.
She also asserts Thornsbury singled her out on how she used her work computer, saying she used the computer to view social media websites when she asserts she didn't have an account with the sites. She also said she was singled out on time sheet audits.
Harper said after she talked to federal agents about Thornsbury and Fletcher, Thornsbury spread rumors about her that she was having an affair with an
This isn't the first time Thornsbury has been the target of civil litigation. Recently, his insurance provider under the state
These lawsuits allege Thornsbury repeatedly tried to frame Kimberly's husband Robert in an attempt to get her to resume a romantic relationship with him.
In its document filed last week, the
The insurance company filed a similar action against Fletcher last week, saying its insurance policies do not cover him in these same lawsuits.
Thornsbury and several other
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