Women File Lawsuit Against DA Candidate Over Alleged Sexual Assault By Family Member

Wednesday, December 15th 2021, 8:47 pm
By: News 9


Editor's note: This lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice Dec. 29.

Three women have filed a lawsuit against Oklahoma County District Attorney candidate Gayland Gieger and other family members for alleged sexual abuse committed by a relative of Gieger.

The lawsuit claims that over multiple years, the family member committed sexual abuse, assault, battery, grooming, sexual harassment and inappropriate touching of the plaintiffs.

The lawsuit goes on to detail that the abuse allegedly took place at the home of one of the defendants Shawn Gieger. Shannon Gieger is also a defendant in the lawsuit.

The suit claims Gayland Gieger was negligent in the supervision of the family member and failed to protect the alleged victims.

Gayland Gieger's Campaign Manager, Evan Handy told News 9, "The allegation in this lawsuit was found to be entirely without merit by three independent law enforcement agencies. This is a political attack by Gieger’s opponents who can’t compete with his two decade record of fighting for sexual abuse victims. This lawsuit was filed by a disgraced politician who himself was criminally charged with maiming a woman, and is further evidence of the political motive in this lawsuit.”

No charges were filed in relation to the alleged sexual abuse by the relative.

The plaintiffs are seeking damages in the amount of $75,000 each for the abuse.

The lawsuit was filed in the District Court of Oklahoma County.