Lawsuit details sexual harassment claims against SC sheriff

GREENVILLE, S.C.  – A woman claiming that Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis sexually harassed and assaulted her while she was employed by the Sheriff’s Office has filed a lawsuit.

The lawsuit filed on behalf of Savanah Nabors names Sheriff Will Lewis, Greenville County, Greenville County Administrator Jospeh Kernell and the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

The lawsuit states that Nabors was hired by the sheriff shortly after he took office to be his assistant and “go everywhere the sheriff went”. That included meetings, conferences, speeches, officer shootings, murders, crime scenes, training and press conferences.

The lawsuit alleges that the sexual harassment began almost immediately after Nabors began working and got worse as time passed.

The lawsuit details times where Nabors said Lewis would comment on her appearance, calling her gorgeous, stunning and sexy. The lawsuit also states that Nabors was given special privileges, like new cars and private trips to the BMW Performance track with the sheriff.

Nabors alleges she was sexually assaulted by Lewis during a work trip to Charlotte in March.

When they returned to Greenville, Nabors says she attempted to report the sheriff’s actions to others in the sheriff’s office. The lawsuit claims when she did this, she was told to resign by Lewis, which she did in April of this year.

The details of the claims, including recorded conversations between Lewis and Nabors, are contained within the lawsuit filing, which you can read hereSavanah Nabors Lawsuit

Lewis’ attorney declined to comment on the allegations contained within the lawsuit.