ROME, Ga. (AP) — A former northwest Georgia magistrate judge has been dropped as a defendant in a lawsuit accusing him of sexually harassing three female former employees.
The Fulton County Daily Report writes (http://bit.ly/17DVR6P ) that a federal judge in Rome issued an order dropping Bryant Cochran from the suit that also names Murray County.
The judge determined the county, not Cochran, employed the women and that it was the county that was responsible.
Cochran still faces another lawsuit filed by a woman who says he propositioned her and orchestrated a scheme to have her arrested on bogus drug charges after she didn't accept his advances.
Attorneys for Cochran and the women have previously confirmed a grand jury was investigating his actions.
Cochran resigned from the bench about a year ago and has denied any wrongdoing.
Information from: the Fulton County Daily Report, http://www.dailyreportonline.com
Created: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:14:58 EST
Updated: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:14:58 EST