A tanning parlor in Seattle is suing the city and its former mayor, Ed Murray, for more than $7 million after customers complained of skin cancer in the salon.
In an announcement Tuesday, the Seattle Times said the suit against the former mayor alleges he “violated his oath of office” by “bias, retaliation and unlawful retaliation against” two of the three women who filed the lawsuit in May.
The plaintiffs, including two of Murray’s daughters, say the former president, who died in October at age 94, failed to respond to the complaints after they first complained.
The lawsuit alleges he fired the women for being pregnant and leaving the spa without a contract.
“The allegations of mistreatment and retaliation against Ms. Knauss are false and baseless,” the lawsuit said.
“There is no evidence of the women being mistreated or retaliated against.”
Murray, a Democrat, was re-elected in 2018.
He announced in January that he was stepping down from his role as mayor and that he planned to run for governor in 2020.