Blogger Comments: Folks, we are right there with Leslie. A female officer has alleged sexual discrimination against Limestone Couty Sheriffs Office Chief Fred Sloss. No woman should be harassed on the job by senior personnel. If this happened both the sheriff and his chief should have to pay.
This is not an easy choice for Leslie to make. Leslie will be put through more years of pure hell in the coming weeks, months, and years ahead than she could imagine. Sometimes you must fight back. People are cruel. They will try to dig up dirt on her. Claim stuff such as she is well known to law enforcement. Some will say she was asking for it. The dirt she will be dragged through is horrible. They try to destroy your family, your home, your business, and because it is law enforcement, they will claim that they are immune from prosecution. Shucks, just good ole boys having fun. Girls just can't take little jokes. Folks, this is no laughing matter. It is serious and if true it has the ability to destroy a woman's life. Take her down, embarrass her to the core, affect her small children, her husband, parents, and other family members. Some of the corrupt law enforcement officers do not care what they do to you.
It sounds like Leslie has done all the right things. Filed complaints to all the right folks, been moved in and out of her official position and still she has to live through the hell of the lawsuit. No man or woman has a right to touch another without their permission. One of the first things a victim is responsible for doing is letting the offender know that they are not interested and their actions offend them.
All it takes is a nice looking, well-groomed honest woman to go to work in an office where the workforce is predominantly male for one sleazebag to make the move.
If this happened at the Limestone County Sheriff's Office the time to stop it is now.
The whistleblower hasn't experienced anything remotely like the claims Leslie has filed but we know first hand how dirty and conniving the corrupt are and the level they will go to just to destroy your life, your family, your business, and your reputation.
For the graphic details and video click on the link below. You are a brave woman Leslie Ramsey.
LIMESTONE CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATOR FILED SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT AGAINST SHERIFF BLAKELY AND CHIEF SLOSS
Leslie Ramsey filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against Sheriff Mike Blakely and Chief Fred Sloss.
Posted: Jan. 15, 2019 4:31 PM
Updated: Jan. 15, 2019 10:47 PM
On Monday, an investigator with the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office, Leslie Ramsey, filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against Sheriff Mike Blakely and Chief Fred Sloss.
Ramsey has worked at the sheriff's office since September 2007. The lawsuit names Limestone County, the County Commission of Limestone County, Sheriff Blakely and Fred Sloss as defendants.
According to the lawsuit, Ramsey began reporting to Sheriff Blakely and Sloss after her previous supervisor's retirement on October 1, 2016.
The suit says that on the evening of January 14, 2017, Ramsey and her boyfriend at the time, Bobby Joe Ruf, visited Sloss at his home. Ramsey claims when she went outside to smoke a cigarette, Sloss followed her and began to touch her against her will. She says she pushed him away and that he then pushed her against a vehicle and asked, "does [Ruf] ever tell you how beautiful you are?”
Ramsey says Sloss told her he'd make her Captain if she consented to his sexual advances, which she says she refused. She says he made another inappropriate comment and that she then left the residence with her boyfriend.
In the lawsuit, Ramsey claims that she was placed under "increased scrutiny" by Sloss after the January 14, 2017 incident. She says he had her followed home on May 19th and 20th of 2017 after Sheriff Blakely’s fund-raising rodeo, which she says did not happen to male officers.
The suit says that on May 22, 2017, Sheriff Blakely called Ramsey and Sloss into his office to reprimand her for her involvement in the rodeo. She says Sheriff Blakely made comments to her, including that she is a "bad apple" and that she needed to see a psychiatrist. She says he also threatened to demote her or to terminate her employment.
Ramsey says she was demoted from investigator to patrol duty after submitting a grievance in 2017 about "the sexual assault and the rodeo reprimand." According to the lawsuit, she filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on November 7, 2017 and was reinstated to her investigator position on February 29, 2018.
Below is a response from the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office:
"Sheriff Blakely, Chief Sloss, and the Limestone County Sheriff's Office have always been proactive in their commitment to treating everyone, including our employees, with equal respect and dignity in every way possible. While we are unable to provide a detailed response at this time on advice of counsel, we want to assure the people of Limestone County that our commitment to equality and providing the best workplace environment possible for everyone remains steadfast."
The lawsuit below contains some graphic language: