A top DHS agent filed a lawsuit against Big Sis Napolitano for job discrimination and retaliation against him for complaints he made against her gal pals. This is still at the allegation level so we don’t know if it is true. The DOJ declined to comment based on that fact.
Ms. Napolitano has been labeled a lesbian by some but she said she is not, however, she does have a special relationship with the two women accused in the lawsuit.
The NY Daily News and the NY Post have published the story as has the Daily Mail, whose main goal is to publish hideous stories about Americans. The story originated with conservative blogger, Debbie Schlussel.
The suit was brought by James T. Hayes Jr., the special agent in charge of New York City investigations for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Mr. Hayes claims Ms. Schriro, former Director of the Arizona Department of Corrections, was promoted over him based on her relationship with Ms. Napolitano. He claims she had little in the way of field experience and was unqualified for the promotions.
Among other allegations, Schriro allegedly pushed Hayes out of meetings once she was appointed ‘special advisor’ by Big Sis.
Mayor Bloomberg later appointed Schriro as commissioner of the city Department of Correction, a post she still holds.
“Supposedly, Ms. Schriro often raves about her friendship with Big Sis. ‘Janet Napolitano is one of the smartest people I’ve ever met,’ she told Education Update. ‘She’s totally capable of having a great time wherever she is and regardless of the workload.'” [Daily Mail]
[Seriously, Janet is one of the smartest people she’s ever met?]
Then there is the other woman accused in the lawsuit – Suzanne Barr – and this is where it gets very interesting.
Suzanne Barr, Napolitano’s chief of staff at Immigration and Customs Enforcement [Nothing much to do in this department these days], is accused of ‘numerous’ acts of ‘sexually offensive behavior’ intended to ‘humiliate and intimidate male employees.’
On one occasion, Barr called a colleague in his hotel room and screamed using sexually explicit language, telling him she ‘wanted his c*** in the back of [her] throat’.
Hayes claims he ‘felt that he was being targeted because of his gender’ and witnessed Barr repeatedly picking on men.
She ‘created a frat-house type atmosphere that is targeted to humiliate and intimidate male employees’, according to court papers.
In 2009 she ‘removed the entire contents of the offices of three male employees, including nameplates, computers and telephones, to the men’s bathroom at ICE headquarters’
Once she took a male special agent’s work phone and messaged his female supervise ‘indicating that the male employee had a crush on the female supervisor and fantasized about her’, it says.
The suit adds: ‘Further, Barr promoted and otherwise rewarded those male employees who play along with her sexually charged games.’
Hayes is seeking relief for $335,000 in damages...[NY Post]
Debbie Schussel had the exclusive. Read the federal complaint for yourself on her site here.
More from Debbie Schlussel:
…The suit also contains confirmation of another story I broke on this site, the sexual harassment of male Homeland Security Agents by ICE Chief of Staff Barr, who is known as “Suzy ‘Stripper Pole’ Barr” because Ms. Barr jokes that a building structural support in her office is a stripper pole, and she constantly harasses male agents in the vicinity of the “stripper pole,” including, sources say, dropping items and demanding the agents bend down to pick them up…
I don’t know if any of this is true but it is hard to imagine a top agent making it up. However, six of the complaints made to the EEO were found to be without merit.
For example, the Kovacs Investigation mentioned in the report was found to be without merit because it was allegedly based on a rumor overheard in a bathroom. The other five cases, which were supposedly unfounded, can be read in the federal complaint linked above.
The EEO is clearly aligned with Big Sis.
It’s possible that Mr. Hayes was not promoted for other reasons of his own doing. Too soon to tell.
This case is worth watching though.