Former Mayor and chairman of the housing authority’s board says Greene is looking for a payout.
Suspended Philadelphia Housing Authority Executive Director Carl Greene has filed a defamation lawsuit in federal court.
The suit accuses the PHA board of deciding to fire Carl Greene without due process. Greene is on paid leave while sexual harassment charges are investigated. Greene’s attorney Clifford Haines says no court has ruled against Greene, even though allegations have been settled out of court.
“It isn’t guilt or innocence he hasn’t been charged with any crime there have been accusations and allegations made purportedly and to my knowledge there has been no factual determination made with respect to any of them, anywhere.”
Former Mayor John Street is head of the PHA board. He says Greene is trying to make a quick settlement.
“There’s an outstanding case and there are other women who after years of holding this stuff in are saying this happened to me and he sues us because he wants two years pay, that’s one for the books.”
Street says the investigation into the case could be done by the end of the month.