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Sexual-misconduct lawsuit filed by an employee settled with Bandon Dunes and KemperSports

Darla Hamblin sued then-general manager Henry Hickox and KemperSports, alleging sexual assault, harassment, discrimination, retaliation and negligence

Settled: By Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and corporate parent KemperSports, a sexual-misconduct lawsuit filed by an employee, Portland, Ore., TV station KGW reported, citing court documents. Darla Hamblin, the resort’s director of reservation services, sued then-general manager Henry Hickox and KemperSports, alleging sexual assault, harassment, discrimination, retaliation and negligence. She had sought $501,000 for emotional distress and damages. The trial had been set to begin Tuesday in Coos County Circuit Court. No details about the settlement were disclosed. KemperSports said Hickox is no longer employed by the company, KGW-TV reported. The resort on Oregon’s Pacific Coast has become one of America’s top golf destinations since opening in 1999.

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