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Lesbian sues GOP candidate for getting her pregnant

With just days to go before the election, a woman filed a lawsuit against the Republican candidate for Wisconsin secretary of state, charging that David King got her pregnant after she passed out in his home.

Charlette Harris contends there could be no other explanation for her pregnancy, because she’s a lesbian and has been in a monogamous relationship with a woman for four years.

In her lawsuit, Harris claims that King got her drunk on margaritas over lunch when they both worked for a New Berlin-based costume distributor. Harris says King then took her to his home on Aug. 26, where she passed out on his couch. Later she awoke in his bedroom with her pants unbuttoned, she says.

Harris says she discovered her pregnancy a month later.

The lawsuit, filed Oct. 26 in Milwaukee County, includes claims for battery, violation of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent supervision, on the part of BuySeasons costumer distributor.

King is a Tea Party activist and fundamentalist Christian who founded the Milwaukee God Squad. On the campaign stump, King has referred to Gov. Jim Doyle as “a crack head.”

King refused to return e-mails and messages to the Associated Press. But he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the lawsuit is a ridiculous plot against his campaign.

Harris denied King’s assertion, telling WTMJ-TV that she isn’t motivated politically and hasn’t voted in a decade.  

King’s Democratic opponent, Secretary of State Doug La Follette, told the TV station he has nothing to do with the lawsuit.

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