A civilian member of the RCMP has filed legal action against a well known BC Mountie over sexual harassment allegations.
In a notice of civil claim filed in BC Supreme Court against the Attorney General of Canada and Inspector Tim Shields, Anitra Singh claims she was physically and verbally harassed by Shields from 2009 to 2011.
Her lawyer Art Vertlieb says Singh is upset about the events and has decided to take action, even though it wasn’t easy and took a lot of thought and contemplation.
“She is not working right now due to the stress from these events. She is under care and receiving treatment, so she is not working at the present time.”
The Senior Communications Advisor alleges Shields touched her in a sexual manner, tried to undress her, exposed himself to her, and confined her to a washroom forcing her to sexually touch him.
She also outlines inappropriate verbal advances and requests to meet her at her home to have sex.
Singh claims Shields misused and abused his position of trust, authority, and rank over the plaintiff.
Singh says as a result of the negligence, she sustained injury, loss and damage, including post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, fatigue and sleeplessness.
She is also suing for loss of income earning capacity, medication and rehabilitation expenses.
This is the second lawsuit filed by a former colleague against the former BC RCMP media spokesperson.
None of the allegations have been proven in court.