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Edge seeks records of Wilcox’s therapist

David Edge is seeking the business records of Gail Wilcox’s therapist, as her sexual harassment suit against him and the county moves closer to depositions being taken.

In court papers filed late last month, Edge, the former county administrative officer, sought the business records of therapist John Roorda.

Wilcox was the assistant county administrator. She and Edge were fired last summer by the Board of Supervisors.

Edge is seeking 10 years worth of Roorda’s records, which he called “directly relevant to the plaintiff’s claims in this case.”

Wilcox sued Edge on June 15, alleging she was a victim of sexual harassment, retaliation, discrimination, a hostile work environment and breach of contract.

Neither Edge nor his attorney responded to requests by The Tribune that they elaborate on the relevance of Roorda’s records.Wilcox and her attorney also declined requests for comment.

In court documents, Edge said he learned about Roorda in an e-mail from Wilcox on April 26 of this year.

Wilcox accused Edge of sexual harassment May 5, and the board placed him on administrative leave two days later. Three days after that, it placed Wilcox on leave and hired Oakland attorney Sarah Robertson to investigate her.

The board fired Edge on May 12, citing differences in management style.

Robertson gave the county her report July 2, and supervisors fired Wilcox on July 14, “based on her participation in a personal relationship that conflicted with her official duties,’’ according to county counsel.

Roorda is a licensed clinical social worker in San Luis Obispo.

Wilcox’s deposition is scheduled to begin Nov. 30, according to court documents.

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