Pam Matranga: Her Former Deputy Sues for Sexual Harassment Citing Forced Motorboating; She Says It's an Election Ploy (UPDATED)

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Pam Matranga facing harassment allegations.
A former deputy to Galveston County Constable Pam Matranga has sued her, claiming she sexually harassed him by, among other things, pulling his head under her shirt and into her cleavage.

Forced motorboating!! Other allegations involve farts and some of the worst euphemisms for female genitalia we've heard.

Matranga says the former deputy, James Gist, is retaliating over losing his job and being investigated for bugging the constable offices. He says he did it to record the harassment. Matranga also says Gist asked her to improperly change a government document in his favor.

"An EX-employee has filed a complaint (now Law suit) with the EEOC ...because I would not change a legal document in his favor," she said on her Facebook page.

She says she cannot address specific allegations in the suit, although she told the Galveston County Daily News, "I'm a jester, I am not a girlie girl...I think a lot of things have been taken out of context."

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Says she's not "a girlie girl."
She also notes that the lawsuit was filed just days before the primary, where she faces a rare re-election challenge.

Among the allegations (and remember, they are only allegations):

5. Matranga "began joking with plaintiff about attending 'chunky chick night' at strip clubs in the area where [she] would have the opportunity to perform. Defendant Matranga proceeded to lift one leg over the arm of plaintiff's chair and began making gyrating motions with her hips, while placing her hands at the top of plaintiff's chair, mimicking how a topless dancer would perform a lap dance at a strip club."

4. She "walked into plaintiff's office and stated, 'I spilled some Coke on my canooki.' As [she] made circular motions around her vaginal area, [she ] asked plaintiff with [another deputy] if either of them 'wanted to have some of it?'"

3. Gist said he was sitting near Matranga at her desk when he dropped his pen and bent down to pick it up. "When he did so, defendant Matranga said, 'While you're down there, why don't you help yourself to some 'duck taco'?"



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Seycheo
Seycheo

The fact of the matter is simply this: She sexually harassed him. He felt he couldn't go to anyone about it (losing his job, reprisial of others ect...). He began to record specific events, and she began to hold it against him. He, it turn, after losing his job (for whatever the reason being), filed the lawsuit with the EEOC. After losing his job, she had nothing to hold over his head anymore.She dosen't deny any of the allegations, nor does she apoligize for them. That says to me that she feels that she is ont only above the law, but has no remorse for her transgressions. Additionally, she plans to continue her course of actions, regardless of the consequences, because their will be no recourse.If the roles were reversed, and it were a CEO and his secratary, and she filed the suit after he fired her for not making the coffee right, he would be in a holding cell awaiting trial. Once again, after losing the position, the additional leverage is lost. A delicate game of chess, but one that is often lost by the victims.If it were any male elected official, and he basicly (as Matranga does) bragged about doing it, he would be unelectable, at a bare minimum. Once again, it dosen't matter if the perpitrator is hot, cute, ect... it is still sexuall harassment. If she can't understand what is professional behavior, and what is unacceptable, then she dosen't need to be in a leadership role.

Nill
Nill

Republican inbreeding.

John Thomas
John Thomas

You know what else is Ridiculous?  PhilDeTruth is posting as Ke$ha!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John Thomas
John Thomas

You know what's ridiculous?  PhilDeTruth's name is John Frank Thomas!!

bwahahahahahahahaha

Tubes Fan
Tubes Fan

I LIKE this old broad. Pam, come over here to Arizona and run for Pinal County Sheriff. We need to replace the Queer currently there.

Nucky
Nucky

Is this her program for success?

1. Forced motorboat2. Simulate lapdance3. ???4. Profit!

Of course, she's so skanky I'd only get a dance from her if my buddy paid for half.

CNN
CNN

I cannot believe the misogyny you commenters are showing.  You people should be ashamed of yourselves.

Johnny Deformed
Johnny Deformed

A murder suicide would have taken care of this problem.

Agadefe
Agadefe

Orally pleasuring a strong, professional woman is something every man should want in my opinion. I don't understand why anybody would complain.

Ksgirl
Ksgirl

Duck taco... that's a new one.  Also, since when does not being a "girlie-girl" mean it's acceptable to be an unprofessional disgusting hag in the workplace!! I'm not always a "girlie-girl" either and like to joke around with the guys too but, it sounds to me like she took it way too far!!  I hope he wins his lawsuit!! 

Brad G
Brad G

Pam, you can come over anytime for a motorboating, I love chunky chicks.  Brad 

Ainsleylee68
Ainsleylee68

Guess BoB ran out of juice, but ur typical walmart carries many brands of batteries.

Cdrury
Cdrury

she's just a pig no matter what you call it!

Ifuckalot
Ifuckalot

I would have just fucked her tits off ,

kuewa
kuewa

Reading between the lines, it appears that Matranga is not denying the allegations. Instead, she implies that she was just joking around. Unfortunately for her, it's still harassment.

Ken O
Ken O

We get the Gist of her euphemisms and behavior.

Laurennicole08
Laurennicole08

I personally know Phil Gist and can honestly say he is highly respectable and professional with the way he handles himself, his job, and his personal life. I pray that justice will be served and that Martanga is put in her place!

AtaboyLuther
AtaboyLuther

"Duck Taco"  That is just frigging hilarious.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

Ah Bacliff. So far from God, so close to San Leon...

David Houston
David Houston

These stories get better by the day!   Added to that, these new words/expressions like "canooki", and "duck taco" are educating us all and adding to our overall gutter vocabulary. 

Only question is, so he allowed her to do these things to him without apparently putting up a struggle or making a formal complaint at the time of the events, or stressing issues of respect and/or personal boundaries?  Hmmm.

Brian
Brian

Judd Apatow should make this into a movie starring Melissa McCarthy.

SeanArcher
SeanArcher

 You motorboatin son of a bitch! You old sailor you! Where is she? She still in the house?  

Dartfrog37
Dartfrog37

Are they claiming her vag quacks lol lol

mb
mb

so true

matx
matx

Ever been sexually harassed at work by your boss?  You try to ignore it and hope it stops so you can keep your job.  Reporting it may make you feel better, but it usually gets you labled as a troublemaker and puts a target on your back. 

JK
JK

YES!

David Houston
David Houston

I disagree.  There are tough procedures ALWAYS in every organization, and officialdom comes down heavily on offenders, they may even be sacked.  If you don't use these existing avenues to end the abuse, then it could be argued that you encouraged it, played along with it, that it was acceptable banter, or in fact were actually flirting.  Now, if this story was about a man sexually harassing a woman, his feet wouldn't touch the floor. 

The victim in this case, could have brought it to a halt at any point, by at least warning her to respect his personal boundaries.  There can only be ZERO TOLERANCE to sexual harassment in the workplace.

And as to your question whether I have ever been sexually harassed at work, the answer is probably. When a lady in a more senior role, with a habit of making saucy innuendo out of everything, took it upon herself to massage my neck and shoulders while I was typing at a computer keyboard. I simply stopped what I was doing, and asked her to stop. The innuendo was one thing, but the physical contact was quite another. She never bothered me again. That is setting up personal boundaries.

By the ladies comment that she's not a 'girlie girl', it reads a lot like an admittance that there is some truth to his claims, and also that (she thinks) people should expect her to behave that way; however why didn't he do something about it earlier. Her attitude is plain wrong.

David Houston
David Houston

The Rule of Law - no one is above the Law... Not even the President, and definitely not an elected Constable in Texas.

RetiredArmyGuy
RetiredArmyGuy

Mr. Houston, perhaps you should know WTF you are talking about prior to opening your pie hole.  

An elected Constable in Texas is the sole judge, jury, and executioner of their organization.  

A "deputy constable" serves "at the will" of the elected official and can be terminated at any time and for any reason.  He or she must then mount (sorry...poor choice of words, I know!) a legal action to recover their job and any lost wages which normally takes years.

Apparently, that is why she fired him in the first place.  He was recording their conversations in the office to protect himself from further adverse personnel actions.

David Houston
David Houston

Did you make a formal complaint above his head?  Did you report the incident to Corporate?  Did you talk to a lawyer?  Sounds as though you asked him to stop doing it and that was that.  As I said if you don't utilize the existing avenues to report these things, then you are partly to blame for tolerating it.

David Houston
David Houston

Complete Nonsense!  Name me any company which does not take sexual harassment seriously, and/or does not have rules in place to counter it.

Msme Tami
Msme Tami

Certainly not all organizations are run that way.  I was sexually harassed, I did stand up for myself and said "no, unacceptable" and the man did everything he could to drive me out.  I won in the end, I did go out on medical because I was sooo stressed, found another  (better!) job, quit the old job.  Three months later that office closed and the looser manager applied where I am currently working.  HR, saw that we worked together previously and asked me about him.  Needless to say, he didn't get that job ;)

Pawnmasta
Pawnmasta

Wrong.There are NOT "tough procedures always in every organization" where did you pull that opinion out of?

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