Woman 'sexually harassed' by lion-killing dentist speaks out

A woman who was allegedly sexually harassed by the dentist who killed Cecil the lion has spoken out.

Woman 'sexually harassed' by lion-killing dentist speaks out

A woman who was allegedly sexually harassed by the dentist who killed Cecil the lion has spoken out. Photo: Facebook

The Daily Mail reports that Tammy Brevik accused the married Walter Palmer of groping her "breasts, buttocks, and genitalia" in a 2005 complaint.

Dr Palmer became infamous when it was revealed he killed Cecil, a lion popular with tourists, while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe.

The balding dentist has been in hiding since being unmasked as Cecil's killer.


Tammy Brevik accused the married Walter Palmer of groping her "breasts, buttocks, and genitalia" in a 2005 complaint. Photo: Facebook

Ms Brevik told the Mail "It's amazing how big this has become - karma is a bitch!"

The former dental assistant began working for Dr Palmer in 1999 until she was fired in 2005.

She would later file a discrimination suit with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights claiming she was fired because she had complained about her boss' behaviour.

In her complaint Ms Brevik alleged she suffered "ongoing and unwelcome sexual harassment by Dr Palmer, but not limited to, verbal comments and physical conduct".

Protestors gather outside Dr Walter James Palmer's dental office. Picture: AP

Protestors gather outside Dr Walter James Palmer's dental office. Picture: AP

complaint alleges that she was subjected to 'ongoing and unwelcome sexual harassment by Dr Palmer, but not limited to, verbal comments and physical conduct'.

"I believe my sex was a factor in Respondent's actions in that many of Dr Palmer's comments concerned my breasts, buttocks and genitalia," she wrote.

"I also believe that my termination was in retaliation for reporting the conduct because I was terminated the day my lawyer contacted Dr Palmer regarding the harassment.'

Tammy Bevrik pictured with her now husband. Photo: Facebook

The Daily Mail reported Dr Palmer denied any wrongdoing but agreed to pay Ms Brevik $127,500.

AFP has reported that the US Fish and Wildlife Service has opened a probe into the hunt.

"We're investigating the killing of #CecilTheLion. Will go where facts lead. We ask Dr. Palmer or his rep to contact USFWS immediately," the agency said on Twitter.





But Palmer remained out of the public eye, as crowds left plush toys of lions, tigers and monkeys at his River Bluff Dental practice in Minnesota.

A sign reading "Rot in Hell" was plastered on the office door.

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