Arnone Calls For Curley to Resign
U.S. District Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti dismissed all 12 counts of disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley’s lawsuit against Monmouth County today, ruling that Curley failed to make a legal claim.
Curley sued Monmouth County, his fellow freeholders, County Counsel Michael Fitzgerald and County Administrator Teri O’Connor last December, claiming that the investigation employee sexual harassment complaints against him and his subsequent censure by the Freeholder Board violated his Constitutional rights to free speech, due process, and property rights to his elected office. Judge Martinotti ruled that the defendants did not violate Curley’s Constitutional rights, and that he does not own his office. Judge Martinotti further ruled that Curley’s claim of reputational damage which would negatively impact his chance to be reelected is without merit.
Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone immediately called upon Curley to resign.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Curley Censured and Reprimand, Curley lawsuit dismissed, Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, John P. Curley, Monmouth County News, U.S. District Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti | 29 Comments »