Florida's lieutenant governor has been accused of sexual misconduct with a former aide by a former employee, court records show.
A 14-page court filing this week alleged Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll had an inappropriate relationship with aide Beatriz Ramos, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Thursday.
The filing came from attorney Stephen Webster on behalf of Carletha Cole, a former spokeswoman for Carroll.
"When she entered the office, she found the lieutenant governor and her travel aide, Beatriz Ramos, in what can only be described as a compromising position," the filing said.
Cole is currently facing felony charges for unauthorized recording after allegedly recording conversations with Carroll's chief of staff and giving them to the Florida Times-Union last year.
Among other things, the motion filed by Webster claims Cole was ordered to book adjoining rooms for the Carroll and Ramos when they traveled, and that Ramos "jealously hoarded the lieutenant governor's attention in a manner which can only be described as bizarre."
The Florida Federation of Republican Women called Cole's allegations "a smutty smear campaign," while Carroll, a 49-year-old a grandmother and a church minister and immigrant from Trinidad and Tobago, said the accusations were "totally false and absurd."
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