Tennessee cop-gone-wild Maegan Hall has broken her silence for the first time since being fired after a salacious sex scandal with seven fellow officers surfaced – stating that she ‘did say no.’
Hall, 26, told WTVF that she felt ‘terrorized’ by her superiors and earlier this week revealed that she felt ‘sexually groomed’ in a federal civil rights case filing.
The lawsuit names several high-profile police officer’s from the La Vergne Police Department and claims that they ‘took advantage’ of her poor mental state and vulnerabilities as she navigated a troubled marriage.
Hall echoed claims being made in the 51-page lawsuit in her first interview since the incident, stressing that while she’s not ‘calling it rape’ she ‘gave in from the pressure.’
Detailed descriptions of Hall’s sexual exploits with fellow officers emerged from the Tennessee police department, the lawsuit claiming that the affairs took shape after her on-the-job affair with Sgt. Lewis Powell.
‘I know what most people are saying, you know, you could’ve said no. I get it. But my response to them is “I did say no,” and he wouldn’t take it for an answer,’ she revealed in the tell-all with the broadcaster.
‘Eventually, I gave in from pressure.’
Its claimed that from there she had sexual relationships with Larry Holladay, Patrick Magliocco, Ty McGowan, Juan Lugo-Perez, Gavin Schoeberl and Detective Seneca Shields.
Powell, Lugo-Perez, McGowan and Shields were fired over the incidents. The others, however, kept their jobs but were suspended.
Last month, La Vergne Police Chief Burrel ‘Chip’ Davis was also fired.
Hall, who blamed her behavior on a troubled marriage, said she was targeted by the department’s all-male second shift and was lured into a life of promiscuity.
‘I remember while applying for the job at the PD they described the environment as a family. But while I was aspiring to protect others, they did not protect me,’ Hall said.
‘My supervisors worked together to take advantage of my vulnerabilities and mental health, and they used it for their gain and their sexual pleasure.
‘Who do you turn to when the chief of police is sexually harassing you? How can I get justice when the entire system, including the chief, not only condoned such behavior but participated in it? I was lost, and I felt alone. I had no one to turn to and nowhere to go.’
The 26-year-old said in the harrowing interview that she had been receiving threats since the story went public.
‘I received harassing and threatening messages on my phone daily. I felt like I was terrorized,’ she said.
Hall’s lawyer, Wesley Clark, told WTVF that ‘Maegan wasn’t looked at like a rookie cop to be trained and promoted.
‘She was looked at like a piece of meat to be sexualized and exploited.’
The 26-year-old was fired in January and in an interview during an internal investigation admitted that she performed sex acts on duty officers on police property including a threesome with one cop and his wife.
The lawsuit claims: ‘Where Ms. Hall sought role models at her new job, she instead found predators.
‘In place of offering professional development, her supervisors and the Chief of Police groomed her for sexual exploitation.
‘They colluded in using their authority to systematically disarm her resistance and entrap her in degrading and abusive sexual relationships, even sharing tips on the best ways to manipulate and exploit her.’
The federal civil rights case referred to Hall’s history of mental illness and stated that she felt ‘trapped.’
‘Maegan Hall felt trapped in the role assigned to her at the City of La Vergne Police Department and, in an attempt to escape, she nearly killed herself,’ it stated.
The suit stated that Hall was 24 when she first applied for a job at the police department in 2020, and claims she first became sexually involved with Sgt. Lewis Powell early last year.
‘Sgt. Powell learned that Ms. Hall was going through the process of buying a home with her husband and that this process was extremely taxing on their relationship,’ the lawsuit said.
‘Sgt. Powell positioned himself as a reliable source of companionship and advice regarding Ms. Hall’s career and her marriage.
‘Sgt. Powell persisted in requests for sex despite Ms. Hall’s resistance,’ it said.
‘Eventually, Ms. Hall gave in to Sgt. Powell’s requests for sexual favors.’
She said when she tried to stop that Powell threatened to kill himself. ‘Sgt. Powell called her while heavily intoxicated,’ it stated.
‘Sgt. Powell was crying and told Ms. Hall he drank an entire bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey. He threatened to kill himself, told Ms. Hall ‘you did this to me,’ and asserted that Ms. Hall was responsible for his imminent suicide.
‘Ms. Hall continued to experience anxiety, depression, and difficulty in concentrating at work because of her inability to escape the relationship with Sgt. Powell.’
Hall said the ‘exploitative sexual relationship’ with Powell is what led to other sexual encounters involving other officers.
It’s claimed that she had sexual relationships with Larry Holladay, Patrick Magliocco, Ty McGowan, Juan Lugo-Perez, Gavin Schoeberl and Detective Seneca Shields.
Powell, Lugo-Perez, McGowan and Shields were also fired over the incidents. The others kept their jobs but were suspended.
Hall claims police chief Burrel ‘encouraged this behavior and shared in the pornography and sexual fantasy of mutually abusing Ms. Hall with his trusted supervisor, Ty McGowan.’
The lawsuit names Powell, McGowan and Davis as defendants and was filed in US District Court in the Middle District of Tennessee.
It is unclear what damages Hall has sought for lost wages, medical expenses, mental suffering, emotional distress and ‘reputational harm.’
Earlier this month, DailyMail.com published audio tapes in which Hall can be heard confessing to the romps with her police colleagues.
The awkward exchanges between married Hall, her police chief and the head of HR for the City of La Vergne in rural Tennessee touch upon everything from games of ‘strip Uno’ to foot fetish photos and wife-swapping sessions.
A sheepish Hall can be heard mumbling and stuttering before she finally comes clean – over the course of three interviews spanning two hours.
She reflected: ‘I got stupid, I got desperate, I guess, and guys are guys and they’ll stick their di** in anything.’
Her confession left La Vergne’s shell-shocked police chief Burrell ‘Chip’ Davis struggling for words – before he dryly advised her: ‘What do they say? Don’t dip your pen in the company ink.’
Hall was quizzed three times after a whistleblower came forward in December to report she was having ‘intimate relationships’ with male colleagues at boozy parties, hotels and even on police property.
In her first interview, she admitted only to bedding K-9 officer Larry Holladay, who was suspended without pay but kept his job because he was honest with investigators.