GLENDALE — The serving of a lawsuit against state Sen. Carol Liu’s district director at her workplace last week was nothing more than a “bigoted publicity stunt,” the Council of American-Islamic Relations said Monday.
Tahra Goraya, a former national director for the council, was served with the suit in her Glendale office.
The federal lawsuit, filed in Washington, D.C., claims the Council of American-Islamic Relations allowed a manager to claim he was an attorney and provide bogus legal advice to the organization’s clients, costing at least one of them their job. Morris Days allegedly took money from those clients but did not file any claims on their behalf.
Council representatives rejected the claims made in the lawsuit. On Monday, representatives said the legal filing was a racially motivated tactic to advance a political agenda.