A third Baltimore woman has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against State Farm Insurance Co. and one of its agents, Obie A. Sorrell, alleging that he sexually harassed her in the Randallstown office where they worked.
Thomasine Price says she was subjected to crude behavior, insults and sexual propositions by Sorrell since shortly after she was hired a year ago. In November, two other women made similar allegations against Sorrell in a lawsuit filed in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
According to the new suit, the trouble for Price began on Jan. 26, 2009, when an intoxicated Sorrell made sexually offensive comments to a group of female employees. After a similar incident later, Price says she told Sorrell that his comments were inappropriate. She says he replied, "My name is outside this building and I can say what I want."