Aaron Williams

From the Indianapolis Business Journal, it is reported Aaron Williams, a Boone County Council member facing a sexual harassment complaint, filed suit Tuesday against a county commissioner and issued a counterclaim against his accuser. The lawsuit accuses Commissioner Tom Santelli of defamation and invasion of privacy through false light, while the counterclaim against Boone County Human Resources Director Megan Smith alleges defamation, abuse of process and claims she filed a frivolous and groundless lawsuit. A common thread: Williams’ filings on Tuesday allege Santelli, Smith and other county officials engaged in a scheme to destroy his career after he opposed the construction and financing of a $60 million Boone County Justice Center expansion, along with other projects and expenditures.