A law school colleague of Julian Davis is claiming that she was the victim of an unwanted physical advance by the District 5 supervisoral candidate in late 2010, and is urging him to drop out of the race.
Earlier this month, SF Weekly reported the claim of Kay Vasilyeva, a staffer on Supervisor Chris Daly's re-election campaign, who alleges Davis in 2006 touched her beneath her clothes. Davis denied that charge, and instructed his attorney, James Wagstaffe, to send Vasilyeva a cease-and-desist letter.
Progressive Supervisors John Avalos and David Campos subsequently withdrew their endorsements of Davis, citing the cease-and-desist letter. The San Francisco Bay Guardian followed suit, claiming it “corroborated that Julian hasn't been honest about what happened or how he dealt with it.” The Guardian requested Davis drop out of the race. He has not, describing Vasilyeva's claim as “completely false.”
On Oct. 17, however, Davis received an e-mail from his former UC Hastings colleague. Two days later, she sent a similar e-mail to Wagstaffe, her former professor.