California State Treasurer Fiona Ma facing lawsuit alleging sexual harassment, wrongful termination

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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An attorney for Judith Blackwell claims the woman was fired in January after resisting unwanted sexual advances from the state official.

SACRAMENTO -- A former state official is suing California State Treasurer Fiona Ma for sexual harassment.

Judith Blackwell was the Executive Director of the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee.

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Ma swore in Blackwell in 2019.

Blackwell's attorney claims she was fired in January after resisting unwanted sexual advances from Ma.

Ma's spokesperson Bill Ainsworth released a statement to ABC7 News saying, "I am saddened and disappointed by these baseless claims. We look forward to bringing the truth to light in court."