An attorney for
Both women said they anticipated that they might receive a letter because Look posted on Facebook that they would hear from his attorney if they didn't apologize.
The letters demanded that Peardon and Keller “remove and retract defamatory and harassing posts” made against Look and also preserve material “in the event litigation is commenced by
Field did not respond to requests for comment. Look responded in an e-mail that the request for comment was “inappropriate.”
In interviews Wednesday, Peardon and Keller said they're not intimidated.
“I didn't get into this to have someone's lawyer come after me. I got into this to show what kind of guy [Look] is because I felt like the public needed to know,” Keller said. “I'm not going to be intimidated and shut up by him because he thinks he is some wonderful person who has all the power.”
Peardon said she will not remove her online statements. “You can't tell me how to feel. I felt scared,” she said. “Take some accountability, say you're sorry, change your behavior and move on”
The harassment allegations have brought Look under scrutiny, with some residents calling on him to resign and for the
The Anoka County DFL unanimously passed a resolution at its monthly meeting in February condemning Look for his use of the term “libtard,” which Look used in text messages to other commissioners after Peardon's allegations first surfaced. The text messages were obtained by the
The county DFL also called on the board to condemn Look's use of the word and set a code of ethics “to make clear that such language has no place in the business of
Look has responded to the ongoing criticism by denouncing the harassment allegations and claiming instead that the two women are harassing him. He said at a recent board meeting that he will not step down from the position he's held the past decade, most recently winning re-election in November with 64% of the vote.
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