CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Native American beauty queen is suing her former employer, Lumbee Tribe’s Housing Office over claims they tried to cover up alleged sexual harassment and battery. Attorney Josh Van Kampen commented that his client filed in Charlotte because she feared she could not get a fair trial in her home town of Pembroke, which is about two hours southwest of Charlotte.
Haywood made claims about her boss Rev. Jimmy Hunt. She says he immediately began making sexual advances in the workplace and sexually harassing her, making statements like “My wife doesn’t fulfill my needs so I need a young woman like you to do that,” according to the lawsuit.