Judge throws out lawsuit from Denver mayor’s aide

DENVER — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a former aide of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock after the aide claimed he was improperly fired over allegations of sexual harassment.

Wayne McDonald was Hancock’s friend and served as a project manager and adviser in the mayor’s office, earning $85,000 a year. McDonald was fired last year after a female Denver police officer accused him of sexual harassment. McDonald denied he sexually harassed the officer.

In his lawsuit, McDonald claims he was not given a hearing or other opportunity to address the accusations. He named the police officer, Hancock and the mayor’s press secretary, Amber Miller, as defendants.

According to the Denver Post, U.S. District Court Judge John Kane said the lawsuit contained numerous errors.


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