Jal city manager: racy texts were ‘consensual’
December 21, 2017 06:31 AM
JAL, N.M. – It’s a story 4 Investigates reporter Chris Ramirez first broke: The manager of the small southeastern New Mexico town of Jal, is accused of sexual harassment and now he's speaking out.
Dadrianne White told KOB that Jal City Manager Bob Gallagher repeatedly sent her lewd text messages over a span of two years.
Following KOB's story, Gallagher sent emails to Chris Ramirez admitting to sending those text messages.
Wednesday in a statement to the Associated Press, Gallagher said the text messages were “legal and consensual” and denied any harassment allegations.
Gallagher also called his accuser a “willing, greedy accomplice” working with a Jal resident who is angry about a disposal well that was ruled out of compliance.
Gallagher told the Associated Press that he has apologized to his wife and family.
Updated: December 21, 2017 06:31 AM
Created: December 21, 2017 06:25 AM
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