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Judge dismisses lawsuit against former LSU Alumni Assoc. head Charlie Roberts

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19th Judicial District Judge Mike Caldwell dismissed the lawsuit against former LSU Alumni Association head Charlie Roberts Monday morning.

Kay Heath, a former marketing director who worked for Roberts, filed suit against Roberts and the LSU Alumni Association in August. She claims she and Roberts had a sexual relationship while working together. She said when the LSU Alumni Association found out about it, Dr. Roberts told her one of the two of them needed to resign. She says he suggested that she quit, get $21,000 in severance pay and he would then pay her $3,200 a month for life in exchange for her silence. But Heath says when those monthly payments suddenly stopped, she decided to file suit.

After she filed suit, Heath released a statement saying that Roberts "had multiple sexual encounters with employees during their employment with the association' and that he gave those partners "advantages due to sexual relationships."

Roberts had taken annual leave from his post and LSU initiated an immediate inquiry, in cooperation with the Alumni Association, into the allegations. Roberts resigned on Aug. 13 after leading the organization for 30 years.

The five-page lawsuit filed in 19th Judicial District Court seeks financial compensation.

Judge Caldwell says Heath did not plead in the proper form and the agreement wasn't enforceable and was not made in writing. However, sources say a counter suit has been filed by Roberts against Heath for damages the lawsuit has caused including the loss of his job and his reputation.

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