Is it a crime to call a woman this? Mayor says yes, pushes her court case

Is it a crime to call a woman this? Mayor says yes, pushes her court case

CLARK — Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D-Union) faces a petty disorderly person’s charge of harassment that carries a $500 fine, but the money isn’t the point, said Roselle Mayor Christine Danserau.

“This is about the fact that harassment is unacceptable,” said Dansereau, who claims she was the target of Holley’s obscene tirades.

At a municipal court hearing Tuesday, Clark municipal Prosecutor Jon-Henry Barr moved to dismiss the case, saying Dansereau’s claims do not constitute a crime.

Dansereau’s attorney, Josh McMahon, disagreed and asked Municipal Court Judge Antonio Inacio to reject the motion to dismiss the case and instead conduct a trial. The case was transferred from Roselle to Clark to avoid conflicts of interest.