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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 07:24 AM

Former Mayor Accused of Sexual Harassment Works at Girls' School in Miami

In August 2013, longtime Commissioner Jose M. Diaz was appointed interim mayor of Sweetwater. It followed a corruption scandal that led to the expulsion of former Mayor Manuel Maroņo. But soon after he took over the city's top office, Diaz was accused of sexually harassing a mayoral assistant.

That November, Yaima Vega filed a complaint against the mayor, saying he told her to shake her hips when she went to speak with a local business owner and commented he knew a 60-year-old man who could "rock [her] world." Vega says Diaz also told her she could "get whatever she wants from a man." A month after Vega complained, Diaz fired her — a decision that led to an expensive settlement.

No longer in office, Diaz is now working as a Spanish teacher at Young Women's Preparatory Academy, a public girls' school in Little Havana. A spokesperson for Miami-Dade County Public Schools tells New Times Diaz has worked at the academy since before his time in office and has a good track record as a teacher.

"The employee has been a teacher at the Young Women's Preparatory Academy since 2007. The allegation made against him was not related to his employment with this school system. No complaint or allegation has been filed against him during his tenure at M-DCPS," reads a statement from the school system.

Read more: https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/former-sweetwater-mayor-jose-m-diaz-accused-of-sexual-harassment-teaches-at-young-womens-preparatory-academy-in-miami-11242095

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 07:33 AM

1. US SC have a few as well . . .

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