Fulton County held liable after commissioner Natalie Hall, had sex with subordinate, fired him

Nearly a million dollars in Fulton County tax money will go toward paying off a sexual harassment judgment against a commissioner.

Commissioner Natalie Hall’s former chief of staff, Calvin Brock says she fired him for refusing to have an exclusive, romantic relationship with her.

Hall smacked Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Sophia Choi’s hand as she tried to ask questions about the settlement on Wednesday.

“If you would have that reaction with a person, a well-known person in the media here…what would you do with John Q Public?” asked Fulton Commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rahman.

The judge found “Fulton County liable for sex discrimination, but not retaliation” and ordered the county to pay Brock backpay with interest, front pay, compensatory damages and attorneys fees.

Commissioners voted Wednesday not to appeal the judge’s order.

“We could lose, first of all, and it could really escalate the settlement,” Commission Chairman Robb Pitts told Choi.