Dan Johnson's attorney tells Jessica Green to cease and desist; Green responds

Dan Johnson's attorney tells Jessica Green to cease and desist; Green responds
Councilwoman Jessica Green claims Dan Johnson grabbed her rear end at an event on June 7. (Source: Andreina Centlivre, WAVE 3 News)
Councilwoman Jessica Green claims Dan Johnson grabbed her rear end at an event on June 7. (Source: Andreina Centlivre, WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Councilman Dan Johnson is threatening to sue a fellow council member, claiming she is defaming his character.

Councilwoman Jessica Green (D1) filed a sexual harassment complaint against Johnson (D21) after an alleged incident at Wyandotte Park on June 7. Green said Johnson groped her, squeezed her buttock and whispered in her ear during a press conference taking place on the park's basketball courts.

Johnson issued an apology to Green about a week later without admitting to the alleged actions.

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In a letter sent to Green on June 14, the same day of Johnson's apology, the councilman's attorney, Thomas A. McAdam III, issued a cease and desist statement. The letter cited articles about the alleged incident that were published in the Courier-Journal.

A Defamation Settlement Agreement was included with the letter. McAdam said they pursue legal action if Green did not comply with the terms of the agreement.

WAVE 3 News spoke to Green on Tuesday about Johnson's request.

"I was spot on the entire time, knowing the apology was not sincere," Green said. "Because this is a pathetic, cowardly and no good move, and he should be ashamed of himself."

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