Michigan Lawmaker Disciplined After Sexual Harassment Probe
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker has been stripped of a committee chairmanship and ordered to undergo training after the state Senate concluded allegations of sexual harassment lodged by several women, including a legislator, were credible.
Republican Sen. Peter Lucido lost his position leading the Senate Advice and Consent Committee on Thursday.
The Senate opened an investigation in January after a reporter complained that Lucido made a sexist comment to her before a group of high school boys.
A female senator then accused him of sexually harassing her. A woman who works for a trade group made similar allegations.
Sen. Peter Lucido issued a statement Friday, a day after the state Senate leader removed him from a committee he led and ordered that he undergo training.
Lucido notes that the Senate Business Office and its outside lawyers determined the allegations could not be “unequivocally substantiated.”
The review, though, found all of the accusers “credible" and concluded it was “more likely than not” that each incident occurred as reported.