So here’s a picture of Leanne R. Johnson, the “girl” that settled a sexual harassment suit against S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom for $57,000 in 1997.
And yes … we’re eying that 300-piece bucket of Dubble Bubble gum in the background, too. Mmmmmm …. Dubble Bubble.
Anyway, back on September 28 of this year – just weeks before an ad about Johnson’s lawsuit was launched by Eckstrom’s opponent, Robert Barber – Eckstrom was emailed the above picture of Johnson.
Professing not to recognize her, here was his reaction:
She looks a little rugged in the face; kind of like a stripper or a lesbo maybe, and a smoker I think.
Now, here’s another pic of Johnson that was forward to Eckstrom …
Needless to say, this picture evoked a much more enthusiastic response from the Comptroller General:
Had to check it on my IPhone so pic is very small, but it looks awesome!
Eventually, Eckstrom was clued in as to the identity of the woman, at which point he had this to say:
Of course I remember her. I’ll look closer tomorrow on computer (left in office). Stripper or lesbo. I wasn’t far off.
Nice … you stay classy, Mr. Comptroller.