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This April 12, 2012 file photo shows Nadia Lockyer at a meeting in Oakland.

Nadia Lockyer lashes out at Kamala Harris on Facebook

Published: Monday, Jul. 21, 2014 - 11:09 am

Nadia Lockyer, the wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, is lashing out at Attorney General Kamala Harris for not pursuing charges against a former boyfriend she said assaulted her, promising “the opposition of the Lockyer family” if Harris ever runs for higher office.

In a Facebook post last week, the former Alameda County Supervisor accuses Harris of making an “unjust, anti-feminist, anti-victims rights decision to not prosecute the man that almost killed me.”

“So this pledge stands,” she wrote in all caps. “If Kamala Harris ever runs for higher office she will have to face the opposition of the Lockyer family and all those truly committed to victims’ rights.”

The Facebook post, first reported in the San Francisco Chronicle, refers to a heavily publicized case two years ago, when Nadia Lockyer’s affair with a methamphetamine addict and own drug use became public. Lockyer told police in 2012 that she was injured in a violent assault by her former boyfriend, Stephen Chikhani, a methamphetamine user she met in an addiction treatment program.

The California Department of Justice, which took over the assault inquiry from Alameda County, declined to pursue charges against Chikhani. A spokesman for Harris, who is widely considered a potential future candidate for governor, declined to comment Monday on the Facebook post.

Lockyer posted on the social media site earlier this month that she had broken her back after tripping on a narrow spiral staircase. She said she suffered a compression fracture and was “doing well.”


Call David Siders, Bee Capitol Bureau, (916) 321-1215. Follow him on Twitter @davidsiders.

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