Outside the county administration building
After the meeting commissioners did share with us their shock at
"I haven't heard of one rumor, one anything until yesterday afternoon,"
Commissioner Todd Portune acknowledged he had heard rumors of an affair.
"There had been that," Portune said. But he'd never heard of any impending lawsuit.
According to the suit, Collins first filed an internal complaint about 2 weeks ago, but Allen did not inform the county, instead, the suit claims, he tried to discourage Collins from moving forward. Allen's attorney confirms that complaint "was" filed but at one point, during a discussion, Collins' took it back.
Regardless, Portune says Mike Allen should have informed the board.
"When an issue is raised that implicates your client it is the duty of the attorney to inform that client."
"Who knows what the truth is," said Commissioner John Dowlin.
"Regrettably it's public money it's taxpayer money