Ex-Lawmaker Jeremy Durham Files Lawsuit After Expulsion

Posted at 1:54 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 16:21:49-04

Former state lawmaker Jeremy Durham has filed a lawsuit after he says his expulsion from the State House was unconstitutional.  

In the lawsuit filed Monday, Durham said the state should still provide his benefits after lawmakers voted to expel him in 2016 during a special legislative session.

Durham's colleagues voted him out - surrounding allegations he harassed 22 women at the Capitol. Some allegations surround late night text messages Durham sent to interns, other allegations claim Durham had sex with an intern in his office, a claim he denied.

He called the process “unconstitutional” during an interview with NewsChannel 5 reporter Chris Conte.

Durham also blasted Speaker Beth Harwell for allowing the motion to expel him to come forward during a special session called by Governor Haslam to deal with federal highway funds the state was in jeopardy of losing. 

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