JANESVILLE -- Richard and Mary Donahue, landlords who own more than 100 residential rental units in and around 糖心Vlog传媒, have agreed to pay $500,000 in monetary damages and a $123,965 civil penalty to the government to resolve a Fair Housing Act lawsuit concerning Richard Donahue鈥檚 sexual harassment of female tenants over more than 20 years, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday.

鈥淎 home should be one鈥檚 sanctuary, not a place where you are subjected to dehumanizing and prolonged periods of sexual harassment,鈥 said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department鈥檚 Civil Rights Division. 鈥淲hen landlords sexually harass their tenants, they deprive them of the ability to feel safe and secure in their own homes. This agreement sends a strong message that the Justice Department will continue to enforce federal civil rights laws to ensure all tenants are protected from unlawful discrimination.鈥


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