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He is one of the most powerful politicians in Sacramento. She is the domestic worker who testified at Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s first hearing in April 2019 on the notorious labor law, Assembly Bill 5 (AB5). Bay Area resident and author Carmel Foster first met Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) on an online dating platform. Now a naturalized citizen, Carmel Foster came to America from South Africa on a K-1 visa (fiancé visa) in 2003.
When Foster started the affair, she says she did not know that Ting’s identity was that of the budget chair for the California State Assembly.
Nonetheless, reports are that she soon found herself caught up in the dark underbelly of the legislative process in California. A process during which she says she was exploited not only by Ting for four years but by the California Labor Federation and the National Domestic Workers Alliance.