Sandra Peddicord, a former marketing executive at Iowa-based Housby Mack Inc., will receive $500,000 from the company to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit that she had filed against her former employer.
Peddicord had accused Kevin Housby, vice president, and Kelly Housby, CEO, of sexually harassing her. Kevin Housby was also accused of assault and battery for “kissing, petting, and hugging” Peddicord on multiple occassions.
Peddicord claimed that Kelly Housby asked her to model his wife’s bikini and introduced her to acquaintances as his “date for the night” on a business trip.
According to the The Des Moines Register, Peddicord alleged that Kevin Housby “licked her office window, left open beers on her desk and spoke fondly of what he called Peddicord’s ‘sex-me-up jeans.'”