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Woman suing Greenville Co. sheriff responds to motion to dismiss, strike some claims

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A lawyer for Greenville County Administrator Joe Kernell has filed a motion to strike portions of the amended lawsuit filed on behalf of a former sheriff’s office employee.

In October, Savanah Nabors, a former employee of the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, filed a lawsuit against Lewis accusing him of sexual harassment, sexual assault and violations of civil rights.

In a press conference, Lewis responded to the claims. While he admitted to a "consensual encounter," he vehemently denied accusations of criminal misconduct. He said he deeply regretted the incident.

The motion states that portions of the plaintiff’s amended complaint contained allegations that are irrelevant, immaterial, and scandalous, and will prejudice these defendants.

The motion was filed on November 7

Read the motion here:

In separate responses to the motion filed on Wednesday, both attorneys for Nabors and the Greenville County Sheriff's Office stated a jury trial should take place for the allegations.

In a separate motion filed November 3, Sheriff Will Lewis and the Greenville County Sheriff's Office requested certain claims in an amended lawsuit filed against them be dismissed.

On Tuesday, Nabors filed a response to the motion opposing the dismissal or striking of any parts of the amended lawsuit, with the exception of the claim that her civil rights were violated under the Fourth Amendment. The response argues that Nabors "has sufficiently stated her claims in a verified complaint with an appropriate level of detail, and accordingly, the motion to dismiss and motion to strike should both be denied."

The document, however, states the Fourth Amendment claim arguing the alleged drugging was a form of "seizure" should be dismissed.

Below is the full response:

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