So Don "Stroke'em and Choke'em" Sherwood wants to settle the lawsuit brought by his plaything Cynthia Ore. She alleges she was U.S. Rep. Don Sherwood's lover and is seeking $5.5 million in damages for what she alleges were repeated beatings that seriously injured her physically and emotionally during their five-year "close romantic and intimate personal relationship."
You can read more at the Times-Tribune special coverage including the details of the lawsuit.
Another great resource is Sherwood Watch published by Steve Peacock.
He obviously wants to get this behind him. In his defense this does sound like extortion. He's a rich prominent man who made a mistake. However he is a public figure and lines up with the family values crowd who wants to tell the rest of us how to live our lives. It is always entertaining to see a hypocrite twisting in the wind.
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