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Wis. billionaire accused of sexual assault

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RACINE, Wis. (AP) -

Another woman has accused Racine billionaire Samuel Curtis Johnson III of sexual assault.

The woman filed a civil lawsuit in Racine County in July alleging Johnson sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions between March of 2007 and July of 2009 while she was on vacation with Johnson's family in Mexico and the Bahamas and while she was at Johnson's home. The lawsuit said the woman was a minor at the time.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. Johnson's attorney, Michael F. Hart, says the woman's claims are false.

The 59-year-old Johnson's family has run home-products giant SC Johnson for five generations. He pleaded guilty in June to a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree sexual assault after a girl accused him of having inappropriate sexual contact with her 15 to 20 times.

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