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Gillibrand Mishandled Sex Harassment Complaint, Ex-Aide Says

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Mar 11, 2019 1:22 PM 2+ week ago

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has positioned herself as an advocate for women. She led the charge calling for former Sen. Al Franken's, D-Minn., resignation after he was accused of sexual misconduct in 2017, a decision that still haunts her political prospects among some donors today. And she has been an outspoken figure in the #MeToo movement, pushing for legislation on sexual harassment policy.

But when a sexual harassment complaint was filed in Gillibrand's own office, her former aide felt the situation was mishandled, Politico reported. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous because she fears damage to her career for speaking out, resigned out of protest after she felt the office did not take her allegation that another staffer was sexually harassing her seriously.

"I have offered my resignation because of how poorly the investigation and post-investigation was (sic) handled. I hope that your office will choose to handle cases like this with more sensitivity and understanding in the future," ...

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