A former town employee, and potential future brother-in-law, is suing First Selectman Tim Herbst, claiming Herbst slandered him and interfered with his employment and ability to earn a living.
In a lawsuit filed November 22, Jesse Jablon sued Herbst seeking damages in excess of $15,000. The suit claims Herbst fired Jablon from his temporary chief administrative officer position in town because Jablon was dating Herbst’s sister, Amanda Herbst. Jablon alleges that Herbst then sabotaged his attempts to find work with the City of Ansonia and told Jablon’s current employer, Enterprise Car Sales, that Jablon was a drug dealer. Herbst is being sued as an individual, not in his capacity as first selectman.