Just in time for his fathers campaign for Los Angeles City Council, and despite a possible federal investigation involving a peculiar donation to USC, Sebastian Ridley-Thomas has registered with the state of CA as a lobbyist.
From Sacramento Bee:
This should be every legislator’s response if former Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas comes knocking on their door in his new incarnation as a lobbyist. Ridley-Thomas is a former Los Angeles legislator who resigned suddenly last year for “health reasons.” As it turns out, he was also facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
According to a story by the Bee’s Sophia Bollag: “A month after the state Assembly told him he had likely violated its sexual misconduct policy, former Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas moved to return to the Capitol by registering as a lobbyist. Paperwork filed on the state’s online lobbying database last week shows Ridley-Thomas, a Democrat who represented Los Angeles, registered as a lobbyist with his firm Millennial Advisors.”
Ridley-Thomas’ alleged behavior included pressing himself up against an employee and attempting to stick his tongue down her throat. He told one employee he had “always been obsessed” with her. The Assembly conducted an investigation, interviewed 15 people and substantiated the claims. Ridley-Thomas failed to appeal the findings despite being provided with a chance to do so.
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