The Derrick Foxworth Situation
I am not aware of all the workplace charges that may or may not have happened here. But if this is just a consensual workplace fling, I can throw no stones. I worked in places during the 80s that were basically a singles bar with W-2 forms. Sure, the emails show bad judgment but who cares? It’s Monica-under-the-desk bad judgment – not lie-us-into-Iraq bad judgment.
If there’s nothing legally wrong here, the Portland Freelancer throws its blogging weight behind Derrick Foxworth. The job is yours, Chief. If there’s anything weird with stalking or harassment, then you're out. Either way, I get the feeling the “temporary replacement” really likes the gig.