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Mississippi State Trooper Fired Amid Allegations of Sharing Explicit Video

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A Mississippi state trooper has been dismissed from her position following accusations of filming a sexual encounter with another woman and distributing the video to fellow highway patrol officers. Trooper Ivana Williams, 36, was terminated in February after reportedly sending explicit photos of herself to senior officers and accessing adult websites on her state-issued phone.

According to a report by WLBT, the explicit video, which features an unnamed woman who has since filed a civil lawsuit, led to Williams being fired. The lawsuit claims that Williams sexually assaulted the woman, recorded the incident without her consent, and disseminated the video among other troopers.

“At this point, I have no idea the exact number of people who have this video,” the unidentified victim mentioned in the complaint. “Based on what I’ve been told, a lot of our law enforcement community have it. MHP heads and officers are sharing it.”

In addition to Williams, Master Sergeant Julius Hutson and Master Sergeant Jeremy Lott were also fired for their involvement in the scandal. They allegedly requested nude photos from Williams, violating the code of conduct. Despite the scandal, Hutson has recently been hired as a sheriff’s deputy in Rankin County.

“From my understanding and our background investigation, it was a policy violation from [the Mississippi Highway Patrol] and there were no accusations of criminal activity of any kind,” Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey told WLBT.

Hutson admitted to state investigators that he was “90 percent” sure he was Williams’ supervisor when he asked for the explicit photos, a significant breach of protocol.

Both Hutson and Lott have appealed their terminations, claiming that they received the photos while off duty and requesting that their dismissals be reversed.

Williams has countered the allegations with her own lawsuit, arguing that the purported victim damaged her reputation and business relationships by alleging assault. She maintains that the sexual encounter was consensual and that she shared the video with only one person.

The plaintiff in the lawsuit contends that she was promised the video would be deleted, but it was circulated widely instead. “Much of that night is a blur,” she wrote in the lawsuit. “I became unusually and extremely intoxicated.” The next morning, she found herself unclothed and aware that a sexual encounter had occurred but had difficulty recalling the events.

During the investigation, it was revealed that Williams had filmed the encounter without the victim’s knowledge or consent and had already shared the video before being asked to delete it. The plaintiff became aware of the video’s circulation when Williams informed her that the wife of Williams’ then-boyfriend had found the video on his phone or email.

Subsequent discoveries over several months confirmed that the video had been widely distributed and viewed by multiple individuals within the law enforcement community. The plaintiff lodged complaints with the Mississippi Attorney General’s office and local authorities, but the status of any potential investigations remains unclear.

Williams, who has a significant social media following, insists her termination was retaliatory, citing her grievance filed with the Department of Public Safety in January. She claimed her transfer from Rankin County to Bolivar County, over 100 miles away from her children, was without explanation and part of the retaliation. She was terminated six days later.


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