CalMatters.org has released information related to the abrupt resignation of Sebastian Ridley-Thomas from his cushy state assembly seat. Since leaving he has been embroiled in a scandal at USC but has softly landed as a pseudo advisor to newly elected Governor Gavin Newsom, via his father, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Investigators found the younger Ridley-Thomas has had lewd contact with a former staffer and 2UrbanGirls feels that ANY woman who has to continue to work with him, should do so with extreme caution.
Investigators determined that former Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, a Democrat who represented part of Los Angeles for four years, “more likely than not” made a sexual advance on a staff member after asking her to dinner and telling her he was obsessed with her. It’s also “more likely than not” that he repeatedly winked at another staff member and held her hand in a way that made her uncomfortable, according to records the Legislature released today.
The redacted records do not identify the victims but describe Ridley-Thomas trying to kiss the staffer he asked out to dinner:
“He walked me to my car and… he basically kissed me. He tried to put his tongue in my mouth. I could feel his erect penis on my leg. I told him I wasn’t interested,” the report says.
After that, the records say, the assemblyman continued to call and text the staffer.
Ridley-Thomas denied the allegations, releasing a statement through his attorney that criticized the Assembly’s investigation process and accused officials of breaching confidentiality.