Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Settlement Reached in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit against Former RCMP Spokesman

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Settlement Reached in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit against Former RCMP Spokesman

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Lawsuit against former RCMP spokesman settled

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VANCOUVER - A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that alleged a former spokesman for the RCMP sexually harassed a colleague.

A former civilian employee filed the lawsuit in 2014, alleging in court documents that Tim Shields physically and verbally harassed and assaulted her, and that the RCMP did not provide her with a safe work environment.

The documents allege that Shields tried to undress the woman, exposed himself to her and sent text messages saying he wanted a sexual relationship.

Shields denied the allegations in court documents and said it was the woman who initiated and pursued an intimate relationship.

Both the RCMP and the woman's lawyer confirm a settlement has been reached, but a confidentiality clause prevents details from being released. …

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