Charles Herbster, Julie Slama drop lawsuits filed against one another

Harassment claims sparked a legal battle during the Nebraska gubernatorial campaign ahead of the primary election earlier this year.
Two lawsuits that made big waves in this year's primary elections in Nebraska have been dismissed.
Published: Oct. 28, 2022 at 10:41 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 28, 2022 at 10:47 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) - Charles Herbster, a former Republican candidate for governor of Nebraska, and State Sen. Jule Slama have both dropped the lawsuits filed earlier this year against one another.

Court documents show the dismissals were filed Thursday morning in Johnson County. Both lawsuits were dismissed with prejudice, so they won’t be able to file a lawsuit on the same issue at a later date in that court.

Attorneys for Slama and Herbster first met in court in June. The two were due in a Tecumseh courtroom again in September but had the court date pushed another month.

During the campaign, Slama alleged Herbster reached under her skirt and groped her at a republican fundraiser in Omaha three years ago.

Herbster said it wasn’t not true and sued her. She sued him back.

Slama attended the previous court hearing in Beatrice. Herbster did not.