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Harassment claims reinstated in ex-prosecutor's ethics case

Juan Martinez
Posted at 1:51 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 17:08:55-04

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has reinstated sexual harassment allegations in an ethics case against a former prosecutor best known for winning a conviction in the Jodi Arias murder case.

The ruling reverses an earlier decision that threw out claims that then-prosecutor Juan Martinez made sexually inappropriate comments to female law clerks at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.

Martinez also is accused of leaking the identity of a juror in the Arias case to a blogger with whom he was having a sexual relationship.

His attorney Donald Wilson Jr. has said much of the harassment case is based on an accuser's subjective opinion, not on overt actions.