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Seattle reaches settlement with one of ex-Mayor Murray’s accusers
SEATTLE – The City of Seattle said Monday evening that it reached a settlement with one of the men who accused former Mayor Ed Murray with sexual abuse. The city attorney’s office said it had settled the roughly $1 million lawsuit filed by Jeff Simpson for $75,000. “This negotiated agreement allowed us to avoid the uncertainty and expense of trial, which helps limit further financial exposure of the taxpayer,” said city attorney Pete Holmes. “I wish Mr. Simpson nothing but the best, and I hope this settlement allows him to move forward.”