Charleston County sheriff sued for breach of contract related to 2021 settlement

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) – A federal lawsuit filed this week alleges the sheriff of Charleston County failed to make good on several promises outlined in a 2021 settlement.

When Rickie Biggs sued her employer, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, in 2018, she wanted to make sure that no one else would be in her shoes again.

Wishing to combat both the sexual harassment in the workplace she experienced and the very reporting system that further traumatized her, the deputy worked out a deal with Sheriff Kristin Graziano.

Graziano, who was not in charge at the time of Bigg’s sexual harassment allegations, agreed not only to a $200,000 payout but several proposed changes to the department.



Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 6:38 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2022 at 7:18 PM EDT