Why is the lawyer for Jack Latvala's accuser leaving so many breadcrumbs? – Florida Politics (blog)
I do not know any of identities of the six women who have accused state Senator Jack Latvala of sexual harassment.
And, to be frank, I don’t want to know who they are until they are ready to come forward. That’s their privilege.
Because what’s been lost in all of the discussion about procedures and politics is the fact that six women – anonymous or not – went to POLITICO Florida with their stories about Latvala. That was not easy.
Is what happened to them what actually happened? Is what they believe happened actually sexual harassment? These are the kind of questions our betters will have to decide.
In the meantime, everyone in The Process is wondering who is Woman X? Who is the woman POLITICO Florida reports has filed both a Florida Senate Rules Committee complaint AND an internal workplace complaint against Latvala?
Again, I don’t want to know. At least not until Woman X is ready to reveal herself or her identity becomes part of the public record.
But it sure seems like Woman X’s attorney, Tiffany Cruz, wants to out her client. If you read this story from POLITICO Florida, Cruz leaves more breadcrumbs leading to her client’s identity than Hansel and Gretel did in the forest.
Consider the clues:
“My client is a current Senate staffer,” says Cruz, narrowing the list of possible victims to a few hundred women, while eliminating many others.
Cruz continues: “She is a professional woman in her own right…” So, Woman X is probably (and all of this is really just assumption and guessing) more likely to be staff director or lawyer or a senior legislative aide (as opposed to a district aide or an OPS employee.)
Cruz does not want her client “…to