Complaints against Hewitt mayor started with email


FOX44 is learning more about the complaints against Hewitt Mayor Ed Passalugo. 

Some people, including Mayor Pro Tem Steve Fortenberry, are calling for Passalugo’s resignation.

Attorney Ryan Johnson is representing two employees who filed complaints. He says the calls to resign started with an email. In this email. Passalugo allegedly makes an inappropriate comment about women’s genitalia.

“It’s discriminating. It’s degrading. It is meant to create a hostile work environment, and it’s not okay for our elected officials to treat women that way and lie about their actions,” says Hewitt resident Erica Bruce.

Bruce says she speaks at the meetings with hopes her words will move the incident further to a conclusion.

A picture of this email is attached below. Passalugo commented on the picture, saying “This is funny but true” on the caption about women’s genitalia.

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