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Nick Sortal Admits (Again) Making Sexual and Racial Comments To City Employee But Claims Mayor Is The Real Racist In Bizarre Email

Forget Clintonian, Plantation City Councilman Nick Sortal has gone full Richard Nixon in a bizarre Thursday afternoon email to the HR department. Earlier in the day, REDBROWARD reported how Democrat Sortal employed Clintonian tactics by attacking the longtime black female deputy clerk as a liar after her complaint against Sortal. The whistleblower claimed Sortal made inappropriate sexual and racial remarks to her at City Hall. In one remark, Sortal said “Oh good, Plantation will never have a black mayor.”

An official document prepared by City officials stated that Sortal admitted making the comments. On Thursday, Sortal told the Sun-Sentinel the whistleblower lied about the racial comment. Sortal said the allegation that he also made a racial comment to [the deputy clerk] is “a lie. That never, ever happened. I’m not that kind of person.”

“I feel it’s all about politics,” Sortal said. “I want to keep my focus. I’m not getting down in the mud. That’s not who I am.”

Earlier today, REDBROWARD published the memorandum. Sortal admits to making the comments as well as stating he was friends with employee for four years. The whistleblower even stated how Sortal blamed Stoner for her lack of promotion to the City Clerk position.

So why would the whistleblower lie about Sortal?

Well, now Sortal says the whistleblower was not lying.

Two hours after REDBROWARD published the memorandum, Nick Sortal sent a bizarre email to the City of Plantation Human Resources department.

Sortal wrote:

I would like this added to the file regarding conversations between [the whistleblower] and me.

It is true.

Then, Nick Sortal claims he went to see the whistleblower after she failed to get a promotion.

Sortal claims the whistleblower said, “Stoner is a racist.”

Ok.

First,Sortal admits to making the inappropriate sexual and racial comments. He says it will not happen again.

After the remarks are made public, Sortal tells a student reporter the comments are “inaccurate.”

One day later, Sortal tells the Sun-Sentinel the accusation is a “lie.”

Two hours later, Sortal goes back to admitting everything but wants you to think his opponent is a racist too.

This behavior is unhinged. Unprofessional. Misogynistic.

Every time Sortal says something a labor attorney sees dollar signs. Dollar signs financed by Plantation taxpayers.

And Nick Sortal still wants to be the Mayor?

The emperor truly has no clothes.

Emperor Nick Sortal has no clothes.

“MY D*CK IS HARD FOR THIS:” Plantation Councilman Nick Sortal Admits Making Inappropriate Sexual And Racist Remarks To City Employee

Nick Sortal comments on chances of a black mayor.

Plantation City Councilman Nick Sortal made highly inappropriate sexual and racist remarks by to a city employee sparking a Human Resources investigation, records show. REDBROWARD obtained a memorandum detailing the City’s investigation into Sortal’s remarks following a complaint filed by a high-level City of Plantation employee. While REDBROWARD knows the name of the employee, we are not naming her at this time.

The memorandum bears the signature of City Of Plantation Human Resources Director Denese Edsall, Ph. D.

According to the memorandum, the incident occurred last month when Nick Sortal filed paperwork to run for Mayor. Sortal, accompanied by his wife, told the employee about their “scuffle” with popular incumbent Mayor Lynn Stoner. Sortal said he exchanged words with Stoner regarding his decision to challenge her. Sortal said his wife, Robyn Sortal, also exchanged words with Mayor Stoner.

Then, Councilman Nick Sortal told the female employee, “My dick is hard for this!

Rhymes with “Nick”

Shocked by Sortal’s graphic comment, the female employee said he covered her face.

Sortal then asked her if anyone else filed paperwork to run for mayor. She told him yes.

Sortal asked if the person was black. The employee, a person of color, said no.

Sortal said, “Oh good, Plantation will never have a black mayor.

The female employee would later file a complaint with the City of Plantation Human Resources Department.

NOTHING CITY COULD LEGALLY DO

According to the memorandum obtained by REDBROWARD, City of Plantation officials met on May 23, 2022 to discuss the “protocol for handling the complaint” against Nick Sortal. Chief Administrative Officer Jason Nunemaker and Human Resources Director Denese Edsall conducted a telephone conference call with labor attorney Denise Heekin. City leaders wanted to determine the City’s responsibility and how to handle the matter.

According to the labor attorney, since Nick Sortal is an elected official, the City could not level any sanctions against him. She advised Nunemaker to speak with Sortal about the inappropriate nature of the comments and the fact that a complaint was made against him. Heekin said there was nothing else Plantation could legally do to Sortal.

Screenshot of City Of Plantation memorandum detailing Sortal HR complaint.

SORTAL FELT “COMFORTABLE”

According to the memorandum, CAO Jason Nunemaker discussed the matter with Nick Sortal on May 24, 2022. The memo states, “Mr. Nunemaker spoke to Councilman Sortal who admitted to the comments.” Sortal said he, “did not realize they were taken as inappropriate as he has been speaking to [the employee] for four years and felt comfortable.” Sortal told Nunemaker he “would be more careful in the future.”

On May 25, 2022 another discussion was held with labor attorney Denise Heekin. She advised leaders to document the actions taken and to “document to a separate complaint file the actions taken.” Heekin advised leaders to discuss the actions with the female employee.

Later that day, a city official spoke with the female employee. The official told her that Nunemaker spoke with Sortal. Sortal promised to be more careful. The employee asked if she was required to deal with Sortal in the future. The City official said no.

The employee stated she understood what the City had done to address the matter. The City of Plantation official told her “If anything else happened she should let me know immediately.”

Last Friday, Councilman Nick Sortal sent a floral arrangement to the employee at her City Hall office.

Nick Sortal sent flowers to victim.

REDBROWARD contacted Nick Sortal for comment on this matter.

We wanted to know why Nick Sortal felt “comfortable” talking about the state of his penis with a woman not his wife.

We wanted to know if Nick Sortal regularly discusses the state of his penis with other City of Plantation employees.

We wanted to know why arguing with a female colleague made his penis “hard.”

We wanted to ask Nick Sortal why he asked about the race of potential opponents.

We wanted to ask Nick Sortal why he said “Oh Good” when told the opponent was not black.

We wanted Nick Sortal to tell us why there will never be a black mayor in Plantation.

We wanted to know why Nick Sortal sent flowers to an employee who filed an HR complaint against him?

Nick Sortal did not respond to our request for comment.

Nick Sortal has a history of unprofessional and inappropriate behavior at City Hall. And he wants to be the next Mayor of Plantation?

Stay tuned….