SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A former state employee is suing California Treasurer Fiona Ma for sexual harassment, wrongful termination and racial discrimination.
The lawsuit claims Ma exposed her backside to Judith Blackwell—a former California tax official—while they shared a hotel room.READ MORE: 'It Meant The World To Me': Oakdale Officer Thanks Citizens Who Helped Him After Hit-And-Run
It also says Ma gave Blackwell gifts including jewelry and edible marijuana.READ MORE: Could Mask Mandates Drive Business To Surrounding Counties Who Don't Have One?
The suit also claims Blackwell—who is Black—was fired in January after having a stroke and was replaced by a “less-qualified caucasian female.”MORE NEWS: Kaiser Permanente Sued By Federal Government Over Alleged Medicare Fraud
Ma is denying the allegations.