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The man who made public sexual allegations against Manitoba judge Lori Douglas and her husband late last month has been fired from his job as a computer programmer, said a friend speaking on his behalf.

Alex Chapman, 44, is out of a job at Great-West Life Assurance Co. partly because of sexually explicit photos of the judge that were kept on the laptop he used at work, said Sean Sam, a close friend of Mr. Chapman's.

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The news comes just as a second complaint against Judge Douglas is filed in a Winnipeg court. It was formally filed by a woman claiming that the recent scandal involving Judge Douglas made her believe she was not given a fair court hearing.

Mr. Sam says his friend had been collecting files - the sexually explicit photos, e-mails and voice-mails sent to him from his former lawyer Jack King who was allegedly trying to get Mr. Chapman to sleep with his wife, Judge Douglas - on his work computer in a folder called Civil Matter. The files were meant to be evidence for a civil suit he intended to file against Mr. King and Judge Douglas, he said. But on Aug. 16, after Mr. Chapman had gone to the CBC with the story, the computer programmer was brought into a boardroom and questioned by an investigator and someone from human resources.

They asked him about a name change Mr. Chapman made years ago when he came to Canada from the Caribbean. They also asked whether he'd tried to open an offshore bank account with Scotiabank to store "millions of dollars." Mr. Chapman denied all of this, Mr. Sam said.

On Tuesday, Mr. Sam said he was with Mr. Chapman when he phoned Great-West Life's lawyer about returning to work. The lawyer said he was fired and that because of a court order filed last week for Mr. Chapman to return all of the photos and evidence he had, he could not return the disc of materials taken from Mr. Chapman's computer.

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