Coerced into Sex by Using Threat of Tax Penalty
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An Oregon man, Vincent Burroughs of Eugene, told ABC News’ “20/20” in April 2013 that he was suing the United States government and IRS agent Dora Abrahamson for “sexual coercion and the violation of Privacy Act.” Vincent Burroughs alleges that an IRS agent seduced him while she was auditing him; she sexually coerced him and then according to ABC News, stepped down from his audit a few days later. “I felt like a cheap whore,” Vincent Burroughs reportedly recalled of the alleged incident that happened at night back in August 2011.

According to an article in the Huffington Post, “She told (Burroughs) that she could be a bitch, or that she could be nice,” the suit states. “She said that she could impose no penalty, or a 40 percent penalty, and that if he would give her what she wanted, she would give him what he needed.” In filed court papers, Dora Abrahamson denied Vincent Burroughs’ allegations that she sexually coerced him. She also declined an interview request or comment from ABC News. David Moule, attorney for Vincent Burroughs, told “20/20” that their case was dismissed. According to KVAL.com, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin threw out the case.


In dismissing the case, Judge Coffin explained his thinking by saying: “The plaintiff concedes that the sex itself occurred after hours, off employment premises, and not in respect to the performance of official duties of the federal employee,” the judge wrote. “Accordingly, the claims against the United State for the specifications of negligence committed by defendant Abrahamson are dismissed.”

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