Former KIRO-TV Anchor Fights to Keep Discrimination Lawsuit Records Closed

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Seattle Times

King County executive candidate Susan Hutchison will fight release of records of her discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, KIRO-TV, all the way to the state Supreme Court.

Hutchison supports open records, her attorney Jon Rosen said in a Wednesday hearing at King County Superior Court. “However when it comes to intruding in the privacy of individuals who availed themselves of the court,” Rosen said, “that’s a different story.”

Rosen argued that unsealing records from Hutchison’s lawsuit could have a chilling effect on others who want to sue their employers. He also said the records paint a one-sided picture. They contain inaccurate allegations about Hutchison, Rosen said, but not her rebuttal because the case was settled before she responded. More…