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Ky. government worker who alleged sexual harassment loses job, attorney says

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A copy of the letter sent to Yolanda Costner. A copy of the letter sent to Yolanda Costner.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The woman who claimed she'd been sexually assaulted by a former Kentucky state lawmaker has been fired from her job.

Louisville attorney Thomas Clay says Yolanda Costner got her termination letter Wednesday from new state House Majority Whip Johnny Bell.

The letter said her service was no longer required, but no other reason was given for her termination.

It will take effect Thursday.

Costner has worked for state government for 25 years.

She and another woman filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against former state Representative John Arnold.

Arnold has denied wrongdoing in the case, which is pending in court.

We're told Costner may add Johnny Bell to that suit.

A letter dated January 21, 2015 and sent to Yolanda Costner said:

Due to a change in the leadership office your services are no longer required, effective at the close of business January 22, 2015. Thank you for your service to the Kentucky General Assembly.

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