The particulars of Hefner's 2008 legal complaint and alleged encounters with Douglass have never officially been made public, though they've been the subjects of several media reports. A document that appears to be the claim is marked "Confidential Do Not File" and was obtained several years ago by a few media outlets.
The risk management board, which is the state's insurance agency, settled the 2008 matter after Hefner notified state officials she intended to sue.
In the settlement, Hefner promised she would not bring further action "in any way relating to any injuries and damages claimed by (Hefner) in connection with any and all actions that I alleged have been undertaken by Gus Douglass against me individually and in my professional capacity . . ."
In the new lawsuit, she said she was passed over for the executive director's job despite being, by her account, the "most qualified" person for the job.
Brian Farkas, current executive director, did not comment on the lawsuit because it's pending litigation.
Michael Ranson, one of Hefner's attorneys, did not return a message left at his office Friday seeking comment.