TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (CN) - One of two employees who sued a county jail director for "outrageous" sexual harassment claims in Federal Court that he forced her to give him oral sex and she had to bite his penis to escape.
The two women sued Tuscaloosa County and Tuscaloosa County Community Corrections Director Daniel Louis Boisot, individually and in his official capacity.
The women say that Boisot "groped, assaulted, intimidated, harassed, threatened, and exposed his genitals" to them at work.
April Boatner, a secretary, and Cheryl Skelton, a corrections officer, claim that Boisot's harassment was intense and continuous.
"Defendant Boisot used his position as supervisor to continuously sexually harass and assault Ms. Boatner, the complaint states. "Defendant Boisot groped, assaulted, intimidated, harassed, threatened, and exposed his genitals to Ms. Boatner. Because of Boisot's size and strength, Boisot was able to force himself upon Ms. Boatner and forcibly place her hands on his penis. Ms. Boatner at all times expressed outrage at Boisot's conduct and repeatedly rejected his advances."
Boatner, who cut hair before she worked for the corrections department, claims that Boisot insisted that she give him a haircut in his office. She says she asked plaintiff Skelton to go with her "because she did not feel safe alone with Boisot."
The complaint states: "When the haircut was finished, Boisot told Mrs. Skelton to leave his office and close the door. Boisot insisted on paying for the haircut but Ms. Boatner responded that it was unnecessary. Boisot replied, 'If I go to the mall to cut my hair, I would need to pay.' Boisot then grabbed her, pulled her down, and said, 'I'm going to pay you with this.' Boisot held Ms. Boatner down and forced her to straddle him. Ms. Boatner pulled away and then Boisot snatched her and picked her up. Boisot unzipped his pants and exposed himself to Ms. Boatner. Boisot exclaimed, 'This is what you do to me [referring to his penis].' Boisot was attempting to get Ms. Boatner to perform oral sex upon him. Ms. Boatner was shocked and cried, 'Oh my god, I don't know what to say.' Boisot countered, 'You don't have to say anything. I just want you to know what you will do to me.'" (Brackets in complaint.)
Boatner says Boisot assaulted her again in his office later that day, grabbing her breasts and forcing her hand onto his clothed penis.
The complaint states: "Approximately a week later, Boisot again called Ms. Boatner into his office to discuss work. As she entered his office, Boisot placed his hand over her mouth so she could not scream. Boisot ordered her not to do anything and asked, 'Tell me if you like this.' Boist held her against her will, put his hands down her pants, and began inserting his fingers into her vagina. Ms. Boatner was terrified and could not move. Ms. Boatner could not scream and began to cry. Once Boisot stopped, he licked his fingers and stated, 'If you didn't like it you would not be wet.' Ms. Boatner fixed her underwear and escaped Boisot's office. Throughout the day, Boisot continually called Ms. Boatner saying that he had not washed his hand."
Boatner says that after she repeatedly rejected Boisot's advances, her hours were cut in half and then she was fired.