#MeToo: Former Hispanic Chamber of Commerce president claims female boss had him fired for ending alleged affair
The former president of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has filed a lawsuit claiming his former boss made false allegations against him in a plot to have him fired after he ended their extra-marital affair. The filing is a groundbreaking suit that proves the #MeToo movement isn’t only about women, according to the complainant’s lawyers.
“I made a mistake,” Javier Palomarez said during a press conference Tuesday. “I allowed myself to get romantically involved with my superior at work. I had an affair with Nina Vaca-Humrichouse, the chairman of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber Foundation and my boss.”
Palomarez is being represented by Chad Pinkerton and Andrew Cobos of the law firm of Bell, Rose & Cobos in the lawsuit filed against Nina Vaca and several U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation board members and the chamber’s former general counsel. BP America and CNN Contributor Maria Cardona are also listed as defendants.