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Ex-SC lawmaker accused of fondling

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 3:42 PM
Last updated 6:38 PM
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COLUMBIA — Two women who worked for former state Sen. Dick Elliott say he fondled them at his North Myrtle Beach realty office.

The women say in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the 78-year-old Democrat grabbed their breasts in separate incidents earlier this year. One woman said she told her boss, Elliott’s son, who said his father’s behavior was “due to illness.”

Elliott served 30 years in the state House and Senate before retiring last year. He represented parts of coastal Horry County and the Pee Dee. He also previously served on North Myrtle Beach City Council and Horry County Council.

Gov. Nikki Haley awarded Elliott the Order of the Palmetto on the last day of the legislative session last year.

A message left Tuesday at Elliott’s realty office wasn’t immediately returned.

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Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 11/19/13 - 09:45 pm
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What illness causes one to

What illness causes one to inappropriately "fondle"? Perhaps a head injury or maybe a character defect? In any event, son, should not have had dad in the office. Now, it's ante up time.

David Parker
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David Parker 11/20/13 - 09:20 am
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Benny Hill Drop the

Benny Hill

Drop the saxophone!!!!

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 11/20/13 - 03:24 pm
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Some dementia patients can do

Some dementia patients can do inappropriate things such as fondling...

Maybe he just wanted to play "Tune in Tokyo"...

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 11/21/13 - 10:14 am
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He should have borrowed a

He should have borrowed a page from the George Costanza playbook:
"Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorence on this thing, because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing is frowned upon... you know, cause I've worked in a lot of offices, and I tell you, people do that all the time."
http://youtu.be/ZaqktZ8N0MQ

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/21/13 - 11:01 am
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A 78 year old man fondling

A 78 year old man fondling deserves a little respect.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 11/22/13 - 02:22 pm
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As we age, who we are is

As we age, who we are is magnified.

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