Don Shooter seeking $1.3 million after filing a lawsuit against House of Representatives

PHOENIX - Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter is seeking $1.3 million dollars from the House of Representatives claiming the process used to dismiss him was rigged.

The Arizona Republic obtained a 17-page claim Monday where Shooter claims he was denied due process after being accused of sexual misconduct by Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, who was the first of several women who accused Shooter of inappropriate behavior.

"Mr. Shooter was denied review, first by a committee of his peers as well as the opportunity to fully respond to the investigative report in writing as was unequivocally required. The deprivation of these rights and others precluded him from raising the issues described," his claims states. 

"To that end, Mr. Shooter requests the sum of $1.3 million to resolve all claims he has as set forth above. Yet he believes justice can best be served by not settling but instead by giving access to all of the evidence and to make his case directly and publicly in a court of law. In his words, he is “just the boy to do it.”

Shooter stated that he would prefer to argue his case in court and that all records of the investigation to be released. 

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