New allegations aimed at Manitoba judge

Explicit photo revelations might lead to more complaints

There are new allegations against Lori Douglas, the Manitoba judge at the centre of that eyebrow-raising story of a sexual harassment complaint involving explicit photos of the associate chief justice of the province’s Queen’s Bench. A Winnipeg woman has reportedly filed a formal complaint with the Canadian Judicial Council. She says she unsuccessfully applied for a prevention order against her estranged husband, a lawyer who admits to being a “sex addict,” before Douglas in 2008. The recent revelations about Douglas’s personal life have led the woman, whose name isn’t being released, to suspect she didn’t receive a fair hearing. Those revelations are sensational: a Winnipeg computer programmer claims he was sexually harassed when Douglas’s husband, lawyer Jack King, tried to coerce him into having sex with Douglas while representing him on a divorce case in 2003. The programmer says King sent him explicit nude photographs of Douglas. Sources in the justice system told the Winnipeg Free Press they fear the controversy swirling around Douglas might lead to a flood of complaints from people who appeared before her in family court and will want their cases reopened.

Winnipeg Free Press

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