Former Ky. officials paid to settle sexual harassment suit

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky lawmaker and the former head of the Legislative Research Commission made payments to settle sexual harassment and hostile workplace lawsuits from three female legislative staffers.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports ( House Speaker Greg Stumbo on Monday revealed the payments by John Arnold, a former Democratic representative from Sturgis, and Robert Sherman. Stumbo said he does not know how much each man paid.

The payments are in addition to a $400,000 settlement from the legislature.

Lawmakers have pledged to make the settlement document public, but it’s not clear if agreements with Sherman and Arnold will be made public. Both have resigned from their government posts.

Sherman was not available for comment; Arnold’s attorney did not return a call to the newspaper.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,


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