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Ex-Governor’s Alleged Mistress Loses Appeal

FRANKFORT, Ky. (CN) - The Kentucky Court of Appeals dismissed the claims of a woman who allegedly had an affair with former Gov. Paul Patton.

Tina Conner was a Democratic "political contact person" in Hickman County, owned a state-regulated nursing home and was a partner in a construction company while she was purportedly sexually involved with Patton. She claimed that when she broke off the relationship, her construction business "no longer had access to public construction projects and her nursing home suffered from a pattern of harassment from agencies" under Patton's control.

She sued for sexual harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, outrage, waste and defamation. The court held that Conner's allegations fell short of the requirements needed to establish her case. See ruling in Conner v. Patton.

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