A female manager with the Pan and Parapan American Games has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against former Ontario premier and TO2015 chair David Peterson.
34 year old Ximena Morris filed the claim with the Ontario Superior Court on Thursday and is seeking $10-million in damages.
The statement alleges a history of unwanted hugs, sexually tinged remarks and public humiliation at the hands of Mr. Peterson.
The suit also names the Pan and Parapan Am Games organizing committee, the Canadian Olympic Committee and three members of the executive team at TO2015. CEO Saad Rafi, head of human resources and general counsel Karen Hacker, and senior vice-president of public affairs Amir Remtulla.
Peterson told the Globe and Mail the allegations are “wild and untrue.” and says “I deny the allegations, categorically, and look forward to confronting them in court.”
The claim states Ms. Morris was stripped of a job in which she managed 1,000 volunteers and eventually transferred to a clerical role after she complained.