SAN DIEGO — Two members of Nathan Fletcher’s staff resigned Wednesday amid allegations of sexual assault and harassment against the San Diego County Supervisor, an official with Fletcher’s camp confirmed to FOX 5.
Director of Policy Emily Wier and Policy Advisor Eric Rafla-Yuan were identified as the two staff members who quit, the official said.
The resignations come as Fletcher faces a lawsuit that details the alleged instances of sexual assault by the County Supervisor with a former employee of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System.
The individual who claims Fletcher committed these allegations is filing a lawsuit for several million dollars against him and his wife, former Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, according to a statement from Fletcher.
Rev. Shane Harris, a local civil rights activist, reacted to the resignations in a statement, saying he applauds the two staff members “for taking the courageous steps of resigning today.”
“This is yet another sign and proof that Supervisor Fletcher must also do the same and resign so constituents in the fourth supervisorial district can have the representation and vital support that they rightfully deserve,” Harris said.
On Tuesday night, Fletcher resigned from his chair position with MTS.
Over the weekend, Fletcher announced he was checking into an inpatient treatment center for post-traumatic stress and alcohol abuse.