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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Another DEM. PAID $220G to Settle Suit Alleging SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., pictured in 2011, has been a member of Congress since 1993.
 Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., pictured in 2011, has been a member of Congress since 1993. 

Samuel Chamberlain

The Treasury Department paid $220,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a former congressional staffer alleging sexual harassment by Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., it was reported Friday.
According to Roll Call, which cited documents related to the case, Winsome Packer alleged that Hastings touched her inappropriately and made unwanted sexual advances. On one occasion, Packer said Hastings asked her what kind of underwear she was wearing.
Hastings, a former Republican Hill staffer, alleged that the harassment occurred while she worked for the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), also known as the Helsinki Commission. The commission, which helps shape U.S. policy in Europe, includes nine members of the House and nine members of the Senate. Hastings, 81, is one of the commission's ranking members.
In a statement, Hastings said had not seen the settlement agreement between Packer and the CSCE until the Roll Call report came out.
"At no time was I consulted, nor did I know until after the fact that such a settlement was made," Hastings said. "I am outraged that any taxpayer dollars were needlessly paid to Ms. Packer.
Hastings, a former Republican Hill staffer, alleged that the harassment occurred while she worked for the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), also known as the Helsinki Commission. The commission, which helps shape U.S. policy in Europe, includes nine members of the House and nine members of the Senate. Hastings, 81, is one of the commission's ranking members.
In a statement, Hastings said had not seen the settlement agreement between Packer and the CSCE until the Roll Call report came out.
"At no time was I consulted, nor did I know until after the fact that such a settlement was made," Hastings said. "I am outraged that any taxpayer dollars were needlessly paid to Ms. Packer.
SOURCE>http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/09/taxpayers-paid-220g-to-settle-suit-alleging-sexual-harassment-by-democratic-rep-report-says.html

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