Jennifer Vega-Brown tells the Albuquerque Journal ( http://bit.ly/OqD2P4) it was "hell" working for Houston. She was told last week that she was being fired.
Houston told the Journal Wednesday that he did use some derogatory terms to describe Vega-Brown and another female sheriff's employee but says he was just repeating allegations made by someone else.
The sheriff says he fired Vega-Brown for poor job performance. He also denied making some of the derogatory comments attributed to him in the lawsuit.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com