6 NJ police employees get $2.5M to settle sex toy harassment lawsuit: report

By 1010 WINS

MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Five New Jersey police officers and a part-time police employee will receive $2.5 million as part of a settlement in a lawsuit they filed claiming higher-ups harassed them with a sex toy for years, according to a report. 

The six Mountainside Police Department employees filed the suit in 2018 claiming municipal and police officials harassed them with a sex toy, the New York Post reported

The employees will split $2.45 million as part of a settlement reached on Sept. 18, the outlet reported. The employees claimed officials including internal affairs officer Andrew Huber harassed them with the object for more than 10 years. 

“Huber would (wave) around (the sex toy), throw it within the Detective Bureau, and throw it at people walking past the Detective Bureau,” the lawsuit charged, according to the outlet. 

On one occasion, another officer at the department filmed Huber hitting a dispatcher in the face with the sex toy, according to the suit. 

Borough officials denied the lawsuit’s allegations as part of the settlement, but Huber and Chief Allan Attanasio resigned in August 2018, after the lawsuit was filed, the Post reported.