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Sexual Misconduct

Army pays woman $820,000 to settle sexual harassment case

The Army has paid $820,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former military police trainee who says she was fired after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor, defense lawyers said Wednesday.

An attorney representing Luydmila Starkey said the payment was one of the largest made by a military branch to settle a sexual harassment case. A notice of dismissal of the 2014 lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose, California on Wednesday.

Department of Justice lawyers representing the Army declined to comment.

The case was settled shortly before going to trial.

Starkey filed suit alleging her then-supervisor, Sgt. Wayne Lord, sent her...

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