Morgantown, WV

Sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Morgantown landlord

March 17, 2016
A lawsuit has been filed against a Morgantown landlord after complaints of sexual harassment.
     The United States Attorney's Office said the lawsuit alleges Gary Walden sexually harassed multiple female tenants, who were staying in rental properties owned and managed by him.
     The U.S. Attorney said this violates the Fair Housing Act.
     The alleged harassment included engaging in unwanted and unwelcome sex acts with the female tenants, engaging in unwanted sexual touching and groping, making unwelcome sexual comments and verbal advances, conditioning or offering tangible housing benefits to female tenants in exchange for performance of sex acts on him or his maintenance workers, entering the apartments of female tenants without permission or notice to harass them sexually and taking adverse actions against female tenants when they refused or objected to his sexual advances or objected to continue to grant sexual favors.
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