Orange County spokesman, county part ways after racial discrimination lawsuit

News 12 has learned that Justin Rodriguez and the county have reached a settlement in the federal litigation aimed at Deputy County Executive Harry Porr, and that Rodriguez is no longer working for the government office.

Blaise Gomez

Feb 5, 2024, 5:39 PM

Updated 169 days ago

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Orange County’s spokesperson is now parting ways with the office after suing his former boss for racial discrimination.
News 12 has learned that Justin Rodriguez and the county have reached a settlement in the federal litigation aimed at Deputy County Executive Harry Porr, and that Rodriguez is no longer working for the government office.
The longtime spokesman accused Porr in filings last month of making insensitive “jokes” and remarks about his Jewish and Puerto Rican heritage. 
Attorneys on both sides would not comment on the settlement terms but say Rodriguez is “looking forward to pursuing other opportunities” and wishes his colleagues “nothing but the best in the future.”
News 12 reached out to Rodriguez directly for further information and comment but didn’t immediately hear back.


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