David Parker back in the spotlight

David Parker
August 23, 2012 7:20:27 PM PDT
The chairman of the state Democratic Party is back in the spotlight again.

On Monday afternoon, David Parker's lawyers will go before a judge with a motion to limit what the public can find out about the harassment scandal that rocked the party this past spring.

It all stems from the fallout over the resignation of former executive director Jay Parmley back in April, after a former staffer, Adrian Ortega, accused him of sexual harassment.

Ortega was fired, and later reached a settlement with the party. However, Ortega is now suing Parker for defamation and the party for violating the settlement agreement.

Just about every top Democrat in the state, including the Gov. Bev Perdue and Lt. Governor Walter Dalton called for Parker to resign.

Parker submitted his resignation in May at a party meeting in Greensboro, but the executive committee voted to reject it and Parker returned to the job.

If Parker's attorney's request goes through, information about what her says in his deposition will not be released.

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