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Legislature paid $75K to aide fired after filing sexual harassment complaint

Posted at 5:07 PM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 18:20:12-05

The Legislature's clerks' offices say they've received four sexual harassment complaints over the last decade.

Assembly Chief Clerk Patrick Fuller said Monday that his office received one complaint in 2014 and one in 2017. Senate Chief Clerk Jeff Renk his office received one complaint in 2009 and one in 2011. They didn't offer any details of the alleged incidents.

Renk said, however, that whoever filed one of the Senate complaints also filed a complaint alleging she was wrongfully terminated from her job as an aide to former Sen. Spencer Coggs. Renk said that complaint included "sexual harassment language."

It's unclear who allegedly harassed her. Coggs said in an email Monday that he has never harassed any of his employees.

The Legislature settled that complaint for $75,000.