In an unbelievable story, an Oregon man claims that he was coerced into sex by an IRS agent who threatened him with a tax penalty. As a result of her harassment, and ultimately given a choice between no penalty and a 40% penalty, he complied. He has now filed a lawsuit against the IRS for not protecting his privacy and employing the agent.
The IRS Agent, Dora Abrahamson, first contacted Vincent Burroughs to let him know he was being audited. Soon, she was sending him texts to say she could come out and help him relax. The communications escalated to racy photos and eventually ended with Abrahamson showing up in provocative clothes and telling him he could get a 40% tax penalty or "...if he would give her what she wanted, she would give him what she needed."
Burroughs decided to give in to her harassment rather than risk paying the money.
In August 2011, Burroughs claims Abrahamson called to inform him he would be audited by the IRS. Burroughs said he had not met Abrahamson before those calls, nor had he heard that he was being audited by the IRS.
"She was sending me texts that she wanted to come out, give me massages because she needed to help me relax," Burroughs told the station.
Burroughs alleges Abrahamson sent him several flirtatious text messages offering massages and racy photos of herself throughout the next two months.
Then, in September 2011, Abrahamson came to Burroughs’ home wearing provocative clothing, the lawsuit claims.
"She said that she could impose no penalty, or a 40 percent penalty, and that if he would give her what she wanted, she would give him what she needed,” according to the lawsuit.
"It's going to be interesting how this comes out," Pat said. "You know if they find her -- it turns out to be legitimate she did show up that way. I'm sure she'd get in trouble, but you as the participant didn't have to participate."
Stu pointed out that the IRS Agent was intimidating the man into sex by threatening him with his entire financial future. Those threats are what made him have sex with her Burroughs claimed.
Despite believing the man's claims, Glenn couldn't help but make a few jokes at the expense of the IRS.
"Let me tell you something. I was audited once," he joked. "For 40% less I'll have sex with you every night."