State To Spend $115,000 In Sexual Harassment Case

Nov 12, 2013

The LRC now has a 115k contract with a Lex. law firm to offer legal guidance to the state in a sexual harassment investigation.

Former House Representative John Arnold of Sturgis
Former House Representative John Arnold of Sturgis

Lawmakers unveiled and approved the contract with Landrum & Shouse on Tuesday. The contract runs through June 30, 2014.

The firm will advise legislative leaders in a continuing investigation into allegations that former Democratic state Rep. John Arnold of Sturgis sexually harassed three legislative staffers. That committee could ultimately recommend Arnold be reprimanded or fined.

Arnold resigned from the Legislature after the allegations were made public.

The legislative staffers involved later filed a lawsuit claiming their supervisors didn't protect them from sexual harassment even after they reported it.