At issue is a 2003 order of protection sought by a woman against Fioretti. A judge vacated the order a week after it was issued upon learning Fioretti and his girlfriend had filed criminal complaints against the woman the year before for allegedly making unsolicited advances toward Fioretti.
The woman was a court reporter who saw Fioretti in courtrooms where he appeared as an attorney. They had no relationship -- sexual or otherwise, Fioretti said.
But when has the truth ever mattered to Haithcock or her ilk?
- Haithcock would not back down from the charge in an increasingly ugly 2nd Ward campaign a day after NOW reinstated an endorsement of Fioretti. When the allegations surfaced on the weekend before the Feb. 27 election, the group withdrew its backing. Following a review, NOW reinstated support in advance of the April 17 runoff election.
- Haithcock has put out a campaign mailer calling Fioretti "a stalker of women." On Tuesday, she reiterated the charge, defended the mailer as "factual -- not sleazy" and said she would continue to hammer away at the issue.