Monday, March 07, 2011

Rep. Hastings accused of sexual harassment

The only impeached member of Congress rides again.
Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings is being accused of sexual harassment by a former staffer who worked with him on the Helsinki Commission in Washington, D.C.

A former female employee who worked for Rep. Alcee Hastings filed a sexual harassment lawsuit on Monday against the Florida Democratic congressman.

In the suit filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., the victim, Winsome Packer, said the alleged harassment took place from 2008-10, while she and Hastings were working on the U.S. Commission on Cooperation and Security in Europe, which is also known as the Helsinki Commission. He co-chaired the commission, which is an independent U.S. government agency.

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