2017 Email Sent to Windsor Mayor Accuses Foppoli of “Predatory Nature”

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An emailed letter obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle and Santa Rosa Press Democrat, written by a guest at the Christopher Creek Winery near Windsor in 2017, accuses current Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli of having a “predatory nature” and engaging in an “abuse of power.”

The release of the letter on Friday comes a day after the Chronicle published a story in which 4 women accused Foppoli of sexual assault in incidents that allegedly took place between 2003 and 2019.

The emailed letter was directed to then Windsor Mayor Debora Fudge. The author, whose name was redacted, said the incident in question took place when she and other female friends were renting a guest house at the Christopher Creek Winery in the spring of 2013.

The letter has raised questions about whether Fudge and other Town of Windsor officials were aware of allegations against Foppoli, and, if so, what actions were taken.

On Thursday, the Sonoma County District Attorney’s office and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s office separately announced investigations into the sexual assault allegations detailed in the Chronicle story. In addition, the charges have brought a cascade of condemnation from local and regional elected officials, many of whom have called on Foppoli to resign immediately.

The Chronicle story is here.

Read the full email below.


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