Ministry of Defense apologized to a lesbian soldier who
claimed that a male sergeant sexually harassed her, BBC
News reports. Lance Bombardier Kerry Fletcher won
a lawsuit filed in 2007 against the ministry.
that the staff sergeant accused of the harassment and other
male colleagues tried to sabotage her career because she
turned down his advances. He pestered her for sex and
sent her inappropriate text messages, she says.
Fletcher, 32, was
a 10-year veteran who retired from the army in
In addition to
the apology, she is seeking PS400,000 ($714,000) in
damages. She will be notified how much of the damages she
will receive within the next four weeks. (Michelle
Garcia, The Advocate)