Laura Zylstra Kaiser...more than #METOO. I am including a video provided by the Argus Leader's facebook page in which Laura gives a press conference and explains how this incident came to be and how it escalated.
Many believe this lawsuit is simply another smear campaign promoted by #METOO zealots. A tactic used to destroy a candidates political career before it starts or to end the career of a politician's career whom they disagree with. It is anything but that. In fact, it is so much more than that. And it has been dragged out for seven + long years for this woman. This lawsuit came to be because of the retaliation against the victim by her employers and a good ole boy network that targeted her for speaking up. Crazily, it also targeted her personal and social life outside of work.
The first glaring difference between this and the bandwagon #METOO horde, is that Laura first approached the person she had a grievance with. Next, she filed a lawsuit. The last thing she did? Talk to the media. And only after the case was settled. #METOO goes straight to the media. No discussions, no filings. Just unproven accusations in front of a blood thirsty media. A tactic meant to destroy people's lives without evidence. Tried and indicted by the media.
When you listen to her review the history of the case, you will understand that this is more than a sexual harassment case. This is a case for survival against a retaliatory action against her by her supervisors and employer.
When Laura voiced her thoughts to the person that was making her uncomfortable she said she would not take it to supervisors. She simply wanted it to stop. It could have all ended at that moment. Instead, the person she had the grievance with went to their supervisor and it ended in retaliation against the victim! This is what your case is about. Retaliation. There are laws against retaliating against employees who come forward with information or complaints. This misogynistic good ole boys network choose to mansplain and bully and lash out at the victim.
The good ole boys network happened to include Milbrandt and Jackley. The timing is unfortunate for them, but fortunate for the residents of the state of South Dakota. There is no hiding from this sort of thing while running for office when the courts have already clarified it for us.
This is exactly the type of shenanigans and corruption we are working to weed out of our government. Just to be clear, that swamp supports Dusty Johnson, too. That can be addressed in another post though.
See Laura talk to the press here:
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