August 21, 2012, - 6:28 pm
EXCLUSIVE: Explicit DHS/ICE Lawsuit Sexual Harassment Affidavits; More Harassment of Men @ Obama’s Homeland Security
Readers who’ve been following the story I broke about the employment discrimination lawsuit against Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano, brought by New York Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent in Charge James T. Hayes, have likely read about affidavits regarding sexual harassment by Napolitano’s hand-picked ICE Chief of Staff, Suzanne Barr a/k/a Suzy “Stripper Pole” Barr, who is now on leave. But only DebbieSchlussel.com has the affidavits, and I’m posting them here, today, for your reading pleasure. Read Affidavit A. Read Affidavit B. There are other affidavits and lawsuits to come (I am the attorney for several ICE agents who have employment discrimination claims against ICE and am available for hire). Also, here’s a letter from a supervisor in ICE’s Office of Diversity and Civil Rights to the attorney of another male ICE agent who has apparently filed an administrative complaint alleging anti-male discrimination in favor of female agents by a female supervisor at ICE. It’s also exclusive to DebbieSchlussel.com.
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One of these affidavits, Affidavit B, claims that ICE New Orleans Special Agent in Charge Ray Parmer sexted to Barr, “I want to eat the corn out of your sh-t.” ICK. Who talks like that? It sounds like Dan Rather talking dirty with one of his silly cornpone countryisms mixed with the uber-nasty. And who in a position of power puts something like that in writing on an electronic device where it can be captured for later use? Anyone can say anything in an affidavit, and it may not be true, but it’s pretty specific language. As I’ve previously noted, the affidavits–from two different individuals–make allegations that Suzy Barr asked about male agents’ penises and expressed her desire to give oral sex. (You know what they say about fat chicks. And this is a fat chick drunk on power.)
Check out the ICE Anti-Fraternization Policy regarding “Romantic or Sexual Relationships between ICE Supervisors and Their Subordinates, written by ICE Director John “Moron” Morton and date-stamped June 6, 2011. It clearly prohibits Barr’s behavior. And yet a good deal of that behavior was conducted in front of and/or with the clear knowledge of Morton, himself. The first affidavit says he was in on Agent Parmer’s impersonation of another ICE official in the sexting incident (and if that really happened, Parmer should probably be fired for sexting on an Homeland Security apparatus and for impersonation of a federal official). Morton wrote in his policy:
Romantic or sexual relationships between ICE supervisors and their subordinate employees, to include those employees who they directly supervise or who fall directly within their chain of command, are contrary to a productive and efficient workplace. Supervisors must avoid the appearance of conflict between their professional responsibilities and any involvement that they may have in romantic or sexual relationships with subordinate employees. In order to avoid complaints of favoritism, loss of objectivity, abuse of authority, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, or gender based discrimination, supervisors should avoid situations that give rise to a conflict of interest or appearance of a conflict of interest. The very nature of these personal relationships in the workplace creates the potential for many foreseeable problems and workplace complications.
If a romantic or sexual relationship between a supervisor and his/her subordinate employee does arise, the supervisor involved must immediately notify his/her supervisor of the relationship. This requirement includes romantic or sexual relationships with anyone who falls within the supervisor’s chain of command (first-line subordinate, second-line subordinate, third-line subordinate, etc.).
According to the definition as set forth in the memo, Suzy Barr is a supervisor of pretty much every agent in ICE. Had she followed the policy set forth in the memo, she’d have had to report to Morton–her immediate supervisor–about every single male agent she’s hit on, given oral sex to, asked about his penis characteristics, and so on. That would be a list longer than Santa’s. How much you wanna bet no such list was ever submitted nor exists? And, yet, I know for a fact other agents have lost their jobs over this issue.
In any event, I predict that Suzy Barr won’t be coming back to ICE anytime soon. Even if Barack Obama is re-elected, Janet Napolitano would have to be a complete idiot to let her back into ICE headquarters. But if she does, one thing is for sure: it will be quite difficult for Barr to get a job after the Obama administration ends, whether that’s in a few months or four more years. Google her name, and her behavior is on display for the world. Who would hire her? Only a moron.
So sad, too bad. Crocodile tears from me.
And, by the way, John Morton–who knew or should have known all of this was going on–should be in the same shoes. Whoever hires him is an even bigger moron . . . and laying ground for future lawsuits.
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Tags: affidavits, DHS, Homeland Security, ICE, John Morton, lawsuit, Ray Parmer, Suzanne Barr, Suzy Barr