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: Man Convicted Of Murder, Child Abuse In 2018 Death Of Stockton 2-Year-Old
It also says Ma gave Blackwell gifts including jewelry and edible marijuana.READ MORE: Online Driver’s License Renewal Extended Through 2022 For Californians Over 70
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: Sacramento Man, 21, Identified As Driver Killed In Crash Near Power Inn And Fruitridge Roads
Ma is denying the allegations.