Mediator sought in legislative sexual harassment case
The Legislative Research Commission wants a mediator to be appointed in a sexual harassment case brought by two female staff members.
The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/14Y9Adn ) reports the commission’s attorney filed a motion Monday in Franklin County Circuit Court saying an impartial mediator would help resolve the case.
Two women brought the case in late 2013 against the LRC and former Democratic state Rep. John Arnold of Union County, alleging they were sexually harassed by Arnold and that the LRC failed to protect them from Arnold.
Arnold and the LRC have denied the allegations. Arnold resigned from the House in 2013, and the Legislative Ethics Commission later reprimanded him and fined him $3,000 for violations of the legislature’s code of ethics.