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Plantation Councilman Nick Sortal Asked Supporters To Pressure Sun-Sentinel Into Pulling “Inaccurate” Story Hours Before He Made Second Admission

Plantation Councilman Nick Sortal continues to spiral out of control following the revelation he made inappropriate sexual and racial remarks to a female employee while conducting official business at City Hall. Last week, REDBROWARD was first to report how Nick Sortal told a Deputy City Clerk that a “scuffle” between Mayor Lynn Stoner and his wife aroused him. “My dick is hard for this,” Sortal said. Sortal is running against Stoner this November.

Later, Sortal asked if any black residents were running for Mayor. When the Deputy Clerk told him no, Sortal said, “Oh good, Plantation will never have a black Mayor.” The Deputy Clerk made a complaint with the City of Plantation Human Resources department. An official City document shows Sortal admitted to making the remarks in a conversation with Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Jason Nunemaker.

Sortal refused REDBROWARD’s request for comment.

One day later, Sortal told an obscure student publication in Miami that the REDBROWARD report was “inaccurate.”

Last Wednesday, Nick Sortal called the employee a liar in a denial to the Sun-Sentinel. 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.”

Despite the fairness of the Sun-Sentinel’s reporting, Sortal was angry the story included the “Oh good, Plantation will never have a black mayor” quote. Even though Sortal and his wife were longtime reporters for the newspaper, he decided to attack the reporter and her story.


REDBROWARD obtained an email from Nick Sortal to supporters urging them to contact the newspaper, the reporter, her editors and even the editor-in-chief Julie Anderson.

Sortal told supporters to email the following to the Sun-Sentinel:

“Tell them this article is inaccurate, incorrectly reported and should not be published.
Especially the black quote being recounted from one person to a HR person.”

While he attacked the story as “inaccurate” and “incorrectly reported,” Sortal would admit to making the comments just hours later.

REDBROWARD revealed how Nick Sortal emailed HR Director Denese Edsall just 4 hours after the Sun-Sentinel story was posted online.

Nick 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.”

Nick Sortal has no shame.

He admitted to making the inappropriate comments to the whistleblower. But, when the comments became public, he called the female employee a liar.

When the Sun-Sentinel reports the facts, he urged his fans to attack the female reporter and her story. Then, he makes a second admission to HR director.

Unprofessional. Unhinged.

Luckily, Nick Sortal’s sphere of influence is small.

REDBROWARD asked Sun-Sentinel editor-in-chief Julie Anderson about Sortal’s pressure campaign.

“Yes, we stand by the story. [Sortal] complained to us after the online version posted so we reviewed his complaints immediately,” Anderson said. “Ultimately we didn’t see any issues and published it in print as well. We’ll keep reporting it as it develops, of course.”

Anderson said an editor received one email. She said she received none.

Don’t be a Nick.

Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton Plays Victim, Lashes Out At (Female) Mayor Over Bad Press & Bullying Accusations

Feeling the heat from bad press reports, Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton (D-Bully) played the victim in an hinged email blast to residents and staff. Dubbed “Here’s the truth,” Bolton rambles on about his perceived enemies misinterpreting his bold attempts to save taxpayers money. Unsurprisingly, Marlon Bolton lobs his most vicious attacks on a female, Mayor Michelle Gomez.

Marlon Bolton writes Gomez and former Commissioner Julie Fishman were “hell bent on getting more money.” Bolton says Gomez “protected another Commissioner when she racked up more than $30,000 in taxpayer dollars for a car allowance whilst for a period of that time had no car but a bicycle by endorsing her re-election.” Even as he blasts two female colleagues, Bolton cries that bloggers labeled him a “misogynist” and “bully.”

Yesterday, REDBROWARD revealed how Marlon Bolton laughed as he told members of his church how he got revenge on Julie Fishman and consolidated his control of the Commission.

Then there’s the documented bullying of City employees by Marlon Bolton.

And his wife called 911 after he verbally assaulted at their home because she moved his indoor surveillance cameras.

And there’s the documented bullying of Michelle Gomez at polling places.

And there’s the police report documenting Bolton bullying former Commissioner Pamela Bushnell at polling places.

And there’s the personal attacks on Sun-Sentinel reporter Lisa Huriash.

But Marlon Bolton blames bloggers for labeling him a bully.

On Tuesday, the Sun-Sentinel called on Bolton’s “good friend” Dale Holness to denounce his bullying tactics at City Hall.

Will Dale Holness defend the women of Tamarac?

What about Marlon Bolton’s other “friends?”

Isn’t time for someone to ask them?