Bothell Mayor Mark Lamb, 39, is being sued by a woman who claims Lamb fired her from her paralegal job at his law firm after their two-year affair ended earlier this year, The Seattle Times is reporting.
Micaela Mae, 23, filed the suit in Snohomish County Superior Court on Monday, seeking damages for wrongful termination and invasion of privacy, the Times story said.
Lamb, who is married and has been mayor for six years, wrote in an email to The Times Friday: "My lawyers will be vigorously defending me in this matter. We dispute the claims, and believe the suit to be frivolous. Unfortunately, public figures are often the target of frivolous lawsuits."
While Lamb has been mayor Bothell officials have claimed to be leading the largest municipal downtown project in the state. Over the past two years, the City has broken ground on $89 million in fully-funded projects as part of the total $150 million in planned infrastructure improvements for downtown.
Christine Slattery, one of the attorneys representing Lamb, said a response to Mae's suit will be filed next week.