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08/07/2013 08:47 pm ET

Patricia Harless, GOP Lawmaker, Sued By Employee Who Says He Was Repeatedly Tased On The Job

Texas State Rep. Patricia Harless (R-Spring) and her husband are being sued by a former employee who claims he was tortured with a stun gun and humiliated, KHOU 11 News reported on Tuesday.

Bradley Jones, who was let go two weeks ago after four years on the job, said that he was attacked by his fellow employees with a Taser at least dozen times during the last nine months of his employment at Fincher Motors.

Fincher Motors is co-owned by Harless and her husband, Sam Harless, who works as general manager at the dealership. Jones said the representative's husband was involved in the "humiliating" attacks.

“I was constantly looking behind my shoulder, distracted, couldn’t sleep,” Jones said. “I would even look behind my shower curtain at home.”

Jones is suing Harless, her husband and two employees for assault and battery, and failure to provide a safe workplace.

The representative's husband denied involvement, and said the stun gun was not his.

“I’m just happy that I’m an American and I’m in a country where the justice system works,” he told KHOU 11 News. “This is a frivolous lawsuit. Once the facts come out, it will be thrown out.”

The case was filed as a civil lawsuit, but Jones' attorney said criminal charges could follow, KHOU 11 News reported.

"It didn't need to come to all of this, you know," Jones said. "I was there for a job."

Harless was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006.

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