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Former assistant attorney sues Ayala for wrongful termination

Kailey Evans says romantic office relationship linked to dismissal Video below: ORLANDO, Fla. - Kailey Evans, a casualty of the incoming Ayala administration, told News 6 her affair with top prosecutor Deborah Barra led to her dismissal from the State Attorney's Office in 2016. In an exclusive interview with News 6, Evans said she shared her personal mental health struggles with Barra, private conversations she claimed were ultimately used as leverage to remove her from the job. “I believe I was fired because of the relationship and because they believed there was something wrong with me," Evans told News 6. In a lawsuit filed Monday morning, Evans' attorney Travis Hollifield argued Evans w

Former prosecutor sues Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala, alleging discrimination

(click above image for original article in the Orlando Sentinel) A former prosecutor is suing Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala on the grounds of discrimination, alleging she was transferred and then fired after a breakup with Ayala’s second-in-command, Chief Assistant State Attorney Deborah Barra. Kailey Evans was an assistant state attorney under Ayala’s predecessor, Jeff Ashton, from 2014 to Jan. 2, 2017, four days before Ayala took the oath of office. The lawsuit was filed Monday. In it, Evans alleges she and Barra broke up in July 2016 when they were both assistant state attorneys in Ashton’s administration. When they were dating, Evans said, she told Barra about her struggles

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