House Sexual Harrassment Scandal

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12:17 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Meeting Set To Review Sexual Harassment Complaints

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A special legislative committee investigating sexual harassment complaints against a western Kentucky lawmaker will meet for the first time on Sept. 17 at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo announced the meeting on Friday.

Stumbo said the committee is expected to elect a chairman and set up procedures for conducting the investigation into three complaints filed against Democratic state Rep. John Arnold of Sturgis.

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8:19 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Review Done Of Harassment Claim Against Ky. Lawmaker

Representative John Arnold (D) of Sturgis
Credit Louisville Courier Journal

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A review of sexual harassment complaints against a western Kentucky lawmaker has taken some six months and now is nearly finished, the head of a state commission told legislators on Wednesday.

Legislative Research Commission Director Bobby Sherman briefed legislative leaders on the complaints that have overshadowed all else in Frankfort over the past three weeks. He urged lawmakers to allow him to talk to them behind closed doors, which they ultimately did, citing potential legal liability.

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4:47 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Lawmakers Appointed In Sexual Harassment Case

FRANKFORT, Ky. — House Speaker Greg Stumbo has appointed five lawmakers to a special committee that will investigate sexual harassment complaints against one of their colleagues.

The appointees, named Friday, include three Democrats and two Republicans. Two are women. They will look into complaints against Democratic state Rep. John Arnold of Sturgis who is accused of sexually harassing three legislative workers.

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8:51 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Investigative Panel Being Appointed In Arnold Case

Democratic Representative John A. Arnold Of Sturgis
Credit Legislative Research Commission

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A special committee will investigate sexual harassment complaints against a western Kentucky lawmaker, House Speaker Greg Stumbo said Thursday.

Stumbo filed a petition with the House clerk on Thursday, a procedural move that allows the formation of the eight-member investigative committee that could recommend censure or expulsion of Democratic state Rep. John Arnold of Sturgis.

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