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Sexual harassment lawsuit questions improper, attorney says

A former employee has filed a sexual harassment suit against The Wandering Table restaurant.

Amanda Hillmann filed the lawsuit late last year and named Ryan Stoy, the chef de cuisine, along with owner Adam Hegsted as defendants.

Hegsted declined to comment on the lawsuit Thursday, noting mediation is scheduled for later this month.

Spokane County Superior Court Judge Harold Clarke III is currently considering a request from Hillmann’s attorney, Kevin Roberts, to stop Hillmann from having to answer some of the more than 50 questions defense attorney’s have asked as part of the discovery process. Many of the questions are sexual in nature, including requesting the name of every sexual partner she had while working at the Wandering Table.

“Defendants and their counsel are attempting to engage in discovery that is intended to intimidate and embarrass Ms. Hillmann,” argued Roberts in court documents. “It had nothing to do with trying to obtain evidence of interactions between Stoy and Ms. Hillmann.”

Clarke is expected to make a decision on the motion within the next two weeks.

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