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Phila. Housing Authority Defends Its Besieged Director

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The Philadelphia Housing Authority is denying allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against its embattled executive director, Carl Greene. 

 

greene carl3 Phila. Housing Authority Defends Its Besieged Director

KYW’s Mike Dunn reports that a female PHA employee is suing the agency, charging Greene (in file photo above) with making unwanted sexual advances toward her. 

John Elliott is the woman’s attorney:

“He is a serial sexual predator.”

Elliott says he sent a letter back in April to, among others, Governor Rendell and Mayor Nutter. That letter describes Greene as “engaging in sexual misconduct” against employees. . 

Kirk Dorn, PHA spokesman, rejects the allegations:

“The letter is full of scurrilous allegations and unproven allegations.  Clearly they’re the kind of charges that are meant to put tremendous pressure on a public official to be embarrassed, to try to settle the case.”

Word of the letter comes on the heels of Greene’s announcement that he is taking an extended leave of absence to work out personal financial problems, with his $600,000 condo in foreclosure (see related story). 

PHA board chairman John Street doesn’t think anyone cc’d on the letter, including himself, ever received it:

“No one recalls seeing that letter.”

Street says the PHA board will meet next week to review the turmoil surrounding Greene.