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Lawsuit alleges sexual assault by former California Democratic Party Chairman Eric Bauman

LOS ANGELES - A California Democratic Party employee sued the organization in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday, alleging he was repeatedly groped and sexually assaulted by former Chairman Eric Bauman.

William Floyd, who served as Bauman's assistant from March 2016 until November 2018, claims in the suit that Bauman performed oral sex on him without his consent on at least three occasions. He said he became fearful of Bauman after the party leader allegedly told him, "If you cross me, I will break you."

Floyd, 28, is seeking damages for lost income, emotional distress and pain and

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