ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A Colorado woman is suing an Alaska Native corporation, its top executive and a former company official, claiming her complaints about sexual harassment by the ex-official were mishandled.
The Anchorage Daily News reports the civil lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Larimer County District Court in Colorado.
Walter Feather, an attorney for Bethel-based Calista Corp. and chief executive Andrew Guy, says the allegations are without merit. He says Calista “intends to vigorously defend against them.”
The former official, George Owletuck, was terminated last year following an internal investigation that found evidence he violated sexual harassment policies. The lawsuit states Owletuck is believed to be living in Ecuador.
The lawsuit also alleges Guy tried to cover up Owletuck’s behavior and that Calista retaliated by rejecting the woman’s business proposal.