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Two New Complaints Filed Against Dewey Beach Town Manager, Number of Complaints Up to 17

Posted: Jul 09, 2017 5:00 PM Updated:
Dewey Beach Town Hall (Photo: WBOC) Dewey Beach Town Hall (Photo: WBOC)
DEWEY BEACH, Del. (WBOC) - A former mayor of Dewey Beach is the latest person to file a complaint against Dewey Beach Town Manager Marc Appelbaum.
Former Dewey Mayor Richard Solloway and Dewey property owner Robert Belmonte have written town officials expressing concerns over Appelbaum's behavior. Solloway's complaint says Appelbaum used foul language and routinely used analogies involving rape and sodomy at official town meetings.
Solloway and Belmonte's complaints bring the number of complaints against Appelbaum up to 17. Past complaints accuse Appelbaum of of sexual harassment and allege he referred to employees of color as "the brown people."
WBOC reached Appelbaum briefly by phone on Sunday evening, where he said he had no comment on the new complaints.

The attorney representing the original complaints made on June 16 filed a formal 55-page complaint with the Delaware Public Integrity Commission late last month.

In response to the complaints filed in June, Dewey Beach's town solicitor made the following announcement on June 30th:

"Connelly Gallagher LLP has been retained to conduct an independent investigation of the personnel complaint submitted on June 16.  Max B. Walton, Esq. will lead Connolly Gallagher’s effort as he and his firm are experienced in the various aspects of performing independent investigations for both public and private sector employers. 

"Mr. Walton has begun clearing his schedule to allow him to devote prompt attention to this important task.  Because the investigation requires a thorough inquiry, no timetable for its completion is currently available."

To read Solloway's statement, click here.

To read Belmonte's statement, click here

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