Hewitt administrator agrees to settlement, will drop harassment lawsuit


Katie Allgood, managing director of administration in the town of Hewitt, agreed to a $110,000 settlement to leave her post while also dropping her sexual harassment lawsuit against the city, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported.

The Hewitt City Council agreed unanimously on Monday to accept her resignation as part of a deal that also includes two months of insurance coverage and a requirement that she drop all claims against former and current city officials, the newspaper reported. Allgood did not attend the meeting.

“The litigation between Ms. Allgood and the city of Hewitt has been resolved,” Mayor Charlie Turner said in a statement. “This includes a mutual agreement for Ms. Allgood’s separation from employment with the City of Hewitt.”

Allgood alleged in her suit that former mayor Ed Passalugo and former councilman Kurt Krakowian had made inappropriate comments to her and also treated her unfairly based on her gender. Her attorney, Ryan Johnson, told the Tribune-Herald he considers the settlement to be an admission that discrimination occurred.

“I believe the wrongdoers — the former mayor and former council member — have been removed and … the terms of this settlement, which are fairly extraordinary for a city to pay in a case like this, [are] absolutely a win,” he said.


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