Nebraska to pay $1.5 million to settle lawsuit involving ‘pornographic material’

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Nebraska has settled a lawsuit brought by a former employee who alleged he was sexually assaulted by a porn performer, the Nebraska State Journal reports.

In April, a Nebraska jury awarded the former employee $1 million in damages for violating his rights by engaging in consensual sex with a performer at a Lincoln, Neb., hotel.

The former employee, identified only as A.B., sued the Lincoln-based hotel chain and hotel manager, saying he was a victim of sexual assault.

He also claimed the hotel manager violated his constitutional rights when he did not report the incident to police, the newspaper reported.

He said the hotel and motel owners failed to respond to his complaints and were negligent in their duties.

The Nebraska Department of Justice did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

The lawsuit against the hotel chain was filed in 2014 by a Nebraska woman who said she was forced to perform sex acts for a male escort while the performer had her mouth covered.

The man allegedly held her down and fondled her genitals, according to the complaint.

He allegedly forced her to perform oral sex on him and forced her into a hotel room with a male client, the complaint said.

The woman said she felt “threatened” and “perceived as a sexual object” when she was with the male escort, the report said.

In February, the hotel operator, Hotel Lincoln, was named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

The motel owner, Thomas B. Smith, denied the allegations in a statement.

Smith said he has been a member of the Nebraska legislature for the past 30 years and is a family man who was committed to providing a safe environment for guests and employees.

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