Lawsuit claims Jersey City official retaliated against gay worker

A city worker has filed a lawsuit against city director and former deputy mayor Anthony Cruz, accusing Cruz of a host of allegations that include making homophobic remarks and using his position to help developers.

Daniel Wrieden, a historic preservation officer, alleges in the five-count lawsuit, filed Nov. 9 in Hudson County Superior Court, that Cruz referred to him as “that f***ing weirdo,” “consistently” used a slur usually aimed at gay men and created such a hostile work environment that Wrieden contemplated suicide.

Read more at NJ.com.

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