The United States filed a complaint in United States v. Nelson (S.D. Cal.), alleging a pattern or practice of sexual harassment in violation of the Fair Housing Act.

On June 11, 2019, the United States filed a complaint in United States v. Nelson (S.D. Cal.), alleging a pattern or practice of sexual harassment in violation of the Fair Housing Act.  The complaint alleges that Nelson, who owns and manages at least two four-unit rental properties in the San Diego, California area, engaged in a pattern or practice of sexual harassment of and retaliation against female tenants from at least 2005 to the present. 

Nelson’s alleged conduct includes, among other things, engaging in unwelcome sexual touching, offering to reduce monthly rental payments in exchange for sex, making unwelcome sexual comments and advances, making intrusive and unannounced visits to female tenants’ homes to further his sexual advances, and evicting or threatening to evict female tenants who objected or refused his sexual advances.