A Winnipeg judge, her lawyer husband and a prestigious law firm are being sued for a total of $67 million by a man who claims he was harassed and suffered emotional distress when he was pressured to have sex with the lawyer’s wife.
The complainant, computer specialist Alexander Chapman, 44, alleges Winnipeg family lawyer Jack King, 64, harassed him in 2003 by pressuring him to have sex with his wife, Lori Douglas, who was a lawyer at the time.
Douglas, who is now associate chief justice of Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (family division), is still married to King.
On Wednesday, Chapman filed separate suits against King for $10 million and against Douglas for $7 million.
He is also seeking $50 million from the law firm Thompson Dorfman Sweatman, where Douglas and King were partners when the alleged incidents took place.
The legal action comes a day after CBC News reported that Chapman had filed a formal complaint in July about King to the Law Society of Manitoba over the same alleged incidents. That same month, he also filed a complaint to the Canadian Judicial Council about Douglas’s conduct…