Lexington – Allegations made by the woman suing Governor Paul Patton suggest some government staffers remained helpful at the same time that she says Patton was retaliating against her. Tina Conner says she believes the Governor's staff provided her with small favors after the affair ended to keep her quiet.
Conner says she has told state and federal investigators about abuse of power by "others besides Patton, including elected officials." She would not identify the other officials but has said she will divulge more information as the investigation continues. Conner says after ending her affair with Patton, the Governor retaliated against her. She is suing Patton for sexual harassment. The FBI, State Attorney General's office and the State Executive Branch Ethics Commission are all investigating Patton as a result of Conner's allegations. The Governor has admitted the affair, but says he did not abuse his office.