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Sexual Harassment Trial Wraps Up

By Margaret Lyons in News on Mar 25, 2008 5:07PM

2008_3_20.teyondawertz.jpgLawyers presented closing arguments today in Carlos Estes's sexual harassment case against the Illinois Department of Human Services. Yes, those services he says he was asked to provide were certainly of the human variety.

Estes says his boss, Teyonda Wertz, propositioned him and threatened to fire him if he refused to have sex with her. Silk pajamas were also involved.

At a time when Newsweek is wondering "[w]hy are so few women in politics embroiled in tabloid tales?", we've got a homegrown case right here, pretty ripe for the tabloid treatment. Estes lawyer says "a lot of people still believe that sexual harassment doesn't happen to men," but if even part of what Estes says happened happened, this case is proof it does.

Also, these are the only houndstooth silk pajamas we can find. And boy are they ever ugly.