Since 2004, six women have filed sexual harassment complaints against the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s executive director, Carl R. Greene. As a result, Greene has been suspended from his job and, according to his attorney, is currently at a “medical treatment facility.”
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer:
Three of the four earlier complaints have been settled with cash payments by PHA’s insurance carrier, and a fourth is under negotiation. The total cost could exceed $900,000.
Greene was suspended because the board never knew of the complaints and because the first three payments, for $648,000, were never disclosed to it. A settlement for $250,000 had been tentatively agreed to last month in a complaint filed by Elizabeth Helm, a 29-year-old interior designer.
Greene is no stranger to sexual harassment accusations. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “Greene was hired to head PHA in 1998 amid allegations that he had sexually harassed an employee of a Detroit housing commission that he headed. That complaint was resolved with a settlement under which the complainant was paid money and Greene admitted no wrongdoing.”